Stork Technical Services said yesterday it had opened an in-house fabric maintenance (FM) training centre at Dyce, Aberdeen, after a £100,000 investment.
It will train workers employed in specialist blasting and spraying operations by the energy service group and is expected to be used by more than 400 people over the next year.
Stork, which bought Aberdeen company RBG last year in a deal believed to be worth up to £250million, said it was opened in response to the increase in manning requirements for onshore and onshore projects.
Fraser Coull, operations director, Europe and Africa, for Netherlands-based Stork said: “Investing in the FM training centre was critical for the future growth of the business.
“We are experiencing continual growth for our integrated FM services and our new facility will enable us to meet the manpower demand to deliver on this.
“Ensuring our operatives have the required competencies and knowledge is crucial.”