Mr. Rovnag Abdullayev, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan’s (SOCAR) President was thrilled
to announce the opening of a new and modern underwater training facility. The pool
water is treated with the most effective methods and heated using the latest technologies.
There is even a wave generating system to enable lecturers to train in a more ‘real
life’ environment. The opening ceremony of the new facility demonstrated how well
equipped the school is, especially in providing training for emergency rescue scenarios.
SOCAR has now designated an area in the school for TWI to deliver underwater welding,
NDT and inspection training in 2014. There is a rising need for these kinds of competency
skills within Azerbaijan’s oil and gas industry, and as well as giving nationals
essential skills to work in Azerbaijan, it also gives candidates a fantastic opportunity
to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will then allow them to
work abroad. The CSWIP (Certification Scheme for Personnel) certification provides
internationally recognised, role-specific competence assurance for people engaged
in welding, joining, materials integrity and inspection in manufacturing, construction,
operation or repair of high integrity structures, plant or machinery. CSWIP certification
schemes are UKAS-accredited to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel
During the ceremony Karim SHAKOURI (TWI Ltd Azerbaijan office Country Manager) was
introduced to Mr. Kemaleddin-Heyderov (the Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan).
Mr. Fuad Suleymanov, Chief of Training, Education and Certification Department of
SOCAR, and his teams will operate the center.
Find out more about SOCAR. For any further enquiries or to book a course, please
contact Karim Shakouri of TWI
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