Posted on 03.11.2011 - 09:00 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The Underwater Centre has picked up a top award at the inaugural Energy North Awards Ceremony held in Inverness, Thursday, September 29
The Centre triumphed in the Best Oil and Gas Industry Service Supplier category. The Best Oil and Gas Industry Service Supplier recognises those companies that are involved in the oil and gas industry in the HIE region. The Underwater Centre's primary focus is on providing industry specific skills and competency training for commercial divers and ROV pilots; helping graduates into their new careers and providing the energy sector with the workforce that it needs.
Speaking after the awards ceremony, The Underwater Centre's General Manager, Steve Ham said: "It is an honour to have won this award and it is testament to the hard work of all the staff at the Centre who have helped to deliver our service in the UK and across the globe."
The Underwater Centre is the only training centre in the world that offers the full range of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commercial diving qualifications in air and mixed gas diver training, from HSE SCUBA to HSE Closed Bell diving.
Based at the head of Loch Linnhe, the Centre offers a unique sheltered, seawater site with a large private pier extending into the loch. The waters plunge to depths of 150 metres, which are ideal conditions for commercial diving and ROV training. There is also a large, purpose built, onshore diver and ROV training tank complex.