Marine and offshore specialists the Clyde Group has started construction work on its new £3.5 million training centre in Clydebank, Greater Glasgow, for the newly established Clyde Training Solutions.
The centre will house multiple classrooms, a training pool, helicopter underwater escape training module, and a full fire training ground complete with training stack and heli-deck.
On completion – due in 3Q2016 – the centre will provide mandatory and safety courses for the oil and gas and marine industries.
The facility – the first of its kind in the Central Belt – is also seeking accreditation for a number of courses from the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation.
Joyce Downie, Clyde Group Managing Director, said: “We will be ideally placed to serve oil and gas and maritime candidates from all over Scotland and England at the new facility, and our aim is to continually expand our syllabus as time goes on.
“From one location, we can now provide a cost conscious alternative to many other providers across the country, on completion we hope to welcome over 5,000 delegates a year.”
Patrick McGlinchey Convener of West Dunbartonshire Council’s Economic Development committee, said: “This major development welcomes the oil and gas industry to Clydebank and offers a first-class accessible service to industry workers living in Scotland’s Central Belt and Southern regions.”
“It is pleasing that the town’s maritime legacy lives on, firstly with ship management company Northern Marine Group and now the arrival of Clyde Group subsidiary; Clyde Training Solutions.”