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3t EnerMech brings OPITO approved training to Guyana’s O&G industry

, August 17, 2022

ODITC, a joint venture (JV) between Guyana’s Orinduik Development Incorporated, Windsor Technologies and 3t EnerMech, has achieved a milestone after becoming one of the first organisations in the country to be approved to deliver Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) accredited training to oil and gas workers.
 
The 3t EnerMech Guyana Training Centre of Excellence, developed by ODITC, has been established to support the region’s growing need to grow its oil and gas talent. 
 
OPITO certification is a common requirement for thousands of global offshore workers whose employers require a shared knowledge of safe working practices benchmarked against the same industry standards.
 
The new facility obtained the OPITO approval to train personnel across a range of rigger, banksman and slinger skills and competencies after meeting the strict criteria set out by the global skills organisation for the energy sector.
 
Additionally, 3t EnerMech is on track to widen its OPITO offering in the coming weeks to include Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), and firefighting emergency response training. 
 
Located in Lusignan next to Orinduik’s new heliport, more than $20million has been invested into the infrastructure by Orinduik, Windsor and 3t EnerMech.
 
The training centre features its own skills hall, welding and fabrication shop, rigging and lifting areas, technology suite and a 14ft deep sea survival pool. Nine new full-time jobs have been created, including seven Guyanese nationals, with further local hires planned as an integral part of its growth strategy. 
 
It also plans to introduce class-leading simulation and virtual reality technologies aimed at the rapidly growing offshore, drilling and Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operations.
 
3t EnerMech’s Alan Sharp was recently been appointed general manager to oversee the new training complex. He says: “Being the first training provider in Guyana to obtain OPITO approval to deliver its training standards is a fantastic achievement. I’m extremely proud of our entire team and partners for successfully passing the audit and obtaining this globally recognised accreditation for our facility so smoothly.
 
The ODITC’s training centre has recently entered the final stages of its phase one development which is expected to be fully complete by September 2022. -OGN



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