Survivex will start running wind industry safety training courses after making a £100,000 investment in its base in Aberdeen.
The business said the outlay had helped its facility meet the “highest Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards”.
Survivex, part of 3T Energy Group, said it would provide mandatory safety courses and refresher training required by the global wind industry, along with enhanced first aid courses.
The first course starts on July 6.
Sister company AIS Training is the largest provider of GWO training in the UK and trains one in five of the world’s wind trainees at its base in Newcastle.
Paul Knowles, vice president for training at 3T Energy Group, said: “We are delighted to bring our unrivalled expertise and knowledge in wind training to Aberdeen. Offshore wind is high on Scotland’s agenda from both an economic and an environmental point of view.
“Statistics from Scottish Renewables highlight the industry’s incredible growth, with more than half of Scotland’s electricity generation now coming from renewables.
“The sector is also producing enough electricity to supply 90% of Scotland’s electricity consumption.
“Major offshore wind projects such as the Beatrice, Hywind and Kincardine windfarms, are helping to create more than 17,000 jobs in Scotland and developing a skilled workforce to support the industry as it grows is of paramount importance.
“Our extensive heritage in oil and gas means we are also in a position to assist Aberdeen’s oil and gas sector as it transitions into low carbon industries.
“AIS Training has an exceptional record of developing competent and talented workers with the appropriate skill sets for the renewable energy industry.
“We will be using this extensive knowledge with Survivex to help Aberdeen become a global leader in renewable energy skills.”