The UK’s leading energy trainer, AIS Survivex and Vital Fire Solutions (VFS), the trading arm of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, have agreed to set up a brand-new centre to train workers in emergency firefighting offshore.
They will build a mock-up of a 20,000-ft2 offshore facility at Bowburn, incorporating a three-storey platform rig with full-size helideck, helicopter simulator and internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation, they said September 21.
AIS Survivex general manager for England Emma Howorth said:
“We are delighted to announce this new joint venture with VFS. With many years of specialist expertise in firefighting training, VFS was a natural partner to complement our existing offshore training offer and offer a new location for delegates south of the region.”