£7.5m Modal centre gains Nautical Institute accreditation

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 31 Jul 2017

MODAL Training, a specialist simulator training facility for the maritime and offshore sectors, has gained accreditation from The Nautical Institute for a hat-trick of key courses.

The state-of-the-art Immingham facility can now deliver Dynamic Positioning Induction, Simulator, Revalidation and Sea Time Reduction training.

Based on Middleplatt Road, backing on to the largest port by tonnage in the United Kingdom, the £7 million centre offers a comprehensive range of integrated Kongsberg ship, offshore vessel, engine and control room, high voltage, dynamic positioning, radar and vessel traffic service simulation suites alongside an impressive suite of crane and road simulators. 

Head of maritime training and simulation, Lee Tobin, said: “Modal Training’s location in the Humber, with its long maritime history and a growing offshore wind focus, means it’s well placed to support the skills of the sector. Personally, I have been delivering dynamic positioning and simulator-based training for a number of years in the UK and beyond and the investment in this facility is clear to see.  We’re thrilled to now be able to offer Nautical Institute accredited training alongside our bespoke offer.”

Modal Training has availability on dynamic positioning courses throughout the summer, and the news comes on the back of it creating a partnership with Associated British Ports to support the marine apprentices it takes on, as well as assisting Dong Energy with offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeship.

John Lloyd, chief executive of The Nautical Institute, said: “Properly qualified dynamic positioning operators remain in high demand globally and The Nautical Institute is proud to be the world leader in this qualification. Our accredited training centres have to undertake a rigorous audit and review process to ensure they meet exacting standards. We are delighted to welcome Modal Training to the dynamic positioning community and look forward to a long term relationship with the centre, the staff and their graduates.”

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