Stork delivers new bolt-tightening training course at The Underwater Centre

Underwater bolt-tightening - a dry run
Underwater bolt-tightening – a dry run

Subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, has teamed up with Stork, the knowledge-based asset integrity services provider, to deliver a new one-day certified course in bolt tensioning.

The ECITB approved course, MJI 21 Hydraulically Tensioned Subsea Bolted Connections, addresses a key activity which every offshore construction diver should be familiar with. It will be added to the Fort William-based centre’s commercial diving training suite,

There is a recognised need within the industry for divers to have greater experience in this work – subsea or on the surface. 

It will be delivered from Stork’s on-site training facility, who have also supplied all the equipment for the course, and will include isolations, dismantling techniques, inspection of components, alignment techniques and assembly and tightening techniques in specialist critical bolting.

The Underwater Centre is a purpose built training facility which incorporates an extensive pier complex including four dive stations, classrooms, workshops and decompression chambers. 

Steve Ham, General Manager of The Underwater Centre, said: “We have been delivering bolt tensioning training for a number of years at the Centre, but this new course takes things a step further and provides students with a certified ticket which they can add to their CV.”

Rod Agnew, Vice President, Stork, said: “We recognise that quality training and competency lies at the core of safe operations and our vastly experienced and multi-disciplined instructional team, plan, tailor and deliver courses to meet client specific requirements.  The new bolt tensioning course is one example of this and builds upon our extensive list of industry recognised courses.” 

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