APRIL 11, 2017 — ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) reports that its Marine Academy has been recognized by classification society DNV GL as meeting its standards for maritime training. ABB was awarded the DNV GL SeaSkill certificate following an extensive audit by the classification society and it will be valid for the next five years.
The Marine Academy has centers in Singapore, Rotterdam, Ulsteinvik, Genoa, Helsinki and Houston
With electrical systems playing a greater role onboard, ABB is seeing a strong demand from the maritime sector to ensure the skills of crew members remain up-to-date.
"The Marine Academy is a vital link between ABB and the maritime industry," said Klaus Moldskred, Sales & Marketing Manager, ABB Marine Academy. "Our commitment to improving safety onboard does not stop with our equipment or service agreements; proper training of the crew is also vital.
A study by DNV GL indicates that up to 90% of accident at sea are caused by human error and ABB's courses are aimed at addressing this problem.
"We are delighted our Marine Academy has been recognized by DNV GL as a provider of high quality maritime education. ABB is not just a provider of electrical systems; we also prioritize the training of the crew who use our equipment," said Mr. Moldskred.