TWI’s training business in South East Asia was established in the mid 1980’s and
has enjoyed continual growth ever since. In recent years annual growth rates as
high as 30% have been achieved and, as a result the current facility in Kuala Lumpur
can no longer accommodate TWI’s needs. As the facility cannot be extended further,
a decision was taken in 2011 to move to a new, much larger, purpose built facility.
Construction work began in May 2013 and all piling works are now complete. Work
to install the main facility foundations is now on-going. The picture below shows
the recent work to install the concrete base of the new diving tank that will be
used to train underwater NDT inspectors. TWI currently has specialised underwater
training facilities in the UK and Thailand and offers internationally recognised
CSWIP certifications for offshore personnel, including:
CSWIP 3.1U – NDT Inspection Diver
CSWIP 3.2U – NDT Inspection Diver
CSWIP 3.3U – ROV Inspector
CSWIP 3.4U – Underwater Inspection Controller
Following a construction period of just over one year, facility commissioning is
forecast to begin in Summer 2014 with full operational capability available before
the end of 2014. When fully operational the facility will provide accommodation
for up to 100 staff and be able to handle over 8,000 trainees per year. Capacity
will also be available to support expansion of the engineering services provided
by TWI SEA.
The design provides a gross internal area of ~4,000m2 (more than double the current
facility) and is based upon a 3-storey layout as follows:
In addition to meeting all current and identified short/medium term needs, the design also has ~400m2 of additional capacity which will be fitted out to meet future business needs.
Further information on this project can be obtained from Colin Walters or Ernie Moskini.
TWI Training & Examination Services, TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Great Abington,
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