Sirens blare, the vessel starts to drift towards the rig and the captain knows that all is not well. It’s a good thing that the captain in question is sitting at the center of GE Marine’s latest class A training simulator, in the heart of its newly renovated Houston Marine Technical Training Center, so that when something happens on the ocean he or she is prepared thanks to extensive training to navigate the ship efficiently and safely.
In early 2015, the Nautical Institute (NI) implemented new standards for Dynamic Positioning (DP) training to ensure it continues to meet current industry needs. GE took advantage of this opportunity to fully revamp its training capacities, going above and beyond the latest NI requirements. Today, GE Marine opens its improved Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) Training, fully approved by the NI, in it’s GE Marine Technical Training Center in Houston, Texas.
“First opened in 2005, GE has proved its extensive expertise in DP technology and training capability. We are dedicated to helping customers obtain necessary maritime qualifications and GE‘s training school ensures that marine operators carry out operations allowing vessels to perform efficiently and safely,” said Tim Schweikert, VP, GE Marine. “With complete equipment modernization and a team of highly experienced engineers on board, the Houston facility demonstrates a step forward in technology advancement and GE Marine’s firm commitment to a more energy efficient marine industry.”