Training institute for dredging opens training location at Krimpen Shipyard In September 2012 TID opened the doors of their new training location at Krimpen Shipyard. The training location entails three training rooms and an office for the TID staff and is located near the quay at which the dredge vessels that are being commissioned are moored. At this time the crews of three dredging vessels are being trained at this location.
“We are very fortunate that we have the opportunity to train the crews near their dredge vessels that are under construction” say Timon Vinke and Nicoline de Ruiter, the Project managers of these three training programmes. “The crews currently on training with us are following an equipment training, and with this type of training it is very important to have access to the dredgers whenever needed. During the equipment training the crews are trained on the operation and maintenance of all equipment installed onboard of the dredger. Suppliers of the equipment are asked to share their knowledge with our crews and train them in order to assure a smooth start-up and operation with their dredger. To show them their equipment in practice the trainees will go on board as much as possible.”
Opening the doors of this new training location proofs the flexibility of TID in providing training on a variety of locations. “TID has the flexibility to train on any location in the world, on the clients’ dredger, premises or local facilities. But these equipment training are very specific and need the dredger in the near vicinity” Explains Manager TID Dingeman van Woerden. “We are happy that we were able to setup these new training facilities near the dredgers of our clients. With our other training programmes we also try to be as close to our clients and their dredge material as possible. For this reason we at this moment have, besides the location in Kinderdijk and Krimpen, training facilities in China and are looking into the possibility of setting up training facilities in more countries.”
Press Release, October 9, 2012; Image: dredgetraining