DIA, Dugas sign up to train plant operators
Dubai, August 2, 2008
Dubai Industrial Academy (DIA), a division of Dubai Industrial City, a member of Tatweer, said it has signed an agreement with Dubai Natural Gas Company (Dugas) for training its process operators on troubleshooting and fault diagnosis.
The five-day programme is aimed at enhancing the on-the-job analytical skills of the process operators, while giving them a wider understanding of the mechanism of a gas plant.
Utilising plant manuals and plant pipe and instruments drawings (P&ID's), the initiative will highlight solutions for addressing some of the high-risk challenges operators face on site in the course of their work.
Rashed Al Ansari, vice president of Dubai Industrial City, said: "Through its comprehensive and industry specific training progammes, Dubai Industrial Academy aims to increase the competency level of the operational staff and upgrade their working skills.
"We consider this an imperative necessity given the hazards that plant operators are exposed to in the gas industry.
"This programme also reflects our objective to support the industrial sector through enhancing the competencies of professionals working in Dubai and across the region, and eventually creating a talent pool of technically qualified personnel."
In the run up to the agreement, Dubai Industrial Academy successfully trained two shifts of Dugas process operators out of six Dugas shifts, each consisting of 12 process operators.
Al Ansari said: "The trainer of this course will leverage his extensive experience in process operations and spend two days on site in Dugas plant for collecting relevant data, ahead of the training programme, to ensure the content is consistent with the plant operators' nature of work.”
Dubai Industrial Academy aims to offer over 250 courses in Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment (QHSE), Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Power Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Chemical Process and Laboratory Operations, Oil and Gas, Construction, Logistics and Transport, as well as in Technical and Supervisory Development.
The first of its kind academy in the UAE, DIA is a dedicated vocational training centre set up by Dubai Industrial City in partnership with the UK-based Technical Training Group (TTE), recognized as a 'Centre of Vocational Excellence' by the UK Government.
Providing a wide range of training solutions for serving the growing needs of the industrial sector in the region, its courses are approved by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Accredited by the UK-based City & Guilds, the academic courses will primarily serve six major industrial sectors that define Dubai Industrial City such as food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts, and machinery and mechanical equipment industries. - TradeArabia News Service