In April 2019, POSH Kerry Renewables ("POSH Kerry") was invited to partner the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre ("MIRDC") to train local maritime talents in areas covering Dynamic Positioning ("DP") training, at Taiwan's first specialised Maritime Training Centre.
The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") with MIRDC - an agency under the umbrella of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs - to join leading maritime companies Maersk Training and DNV GL to develop professional courses across various specialties. These courses will uplift Taiwan's maritime capabilities by developing local expertise for both onshore and offshore talent.
The maritime training centre is scheduled for completion in 2020 and will be located within the vicinity of Shin Da Harbour in Kaohsiung.
Mr Kelvin Teo, Managing Director, POSH Kerry, said, "We are excited to contribute towards the establishment of Taiwan's first specialised Maritime Training Centre, especially in the area of DP training. In sharing our expertise and providing on-the-job training on board our large fleet of DP offshore vessels, POSH Kerry will do its part in cultivating a pipeline of local talent who can anchor the government's plans to advance its offshore renewable energy and marine industries."
As a Taiwan-based integrated solutions provider, POSH Kerry is able to lend its expertise to develop DP training curriculum that are accredited by The Nautical Institute. The company will provide trainers for these courses, as well as offer attachment opportunities for trainees to serve as DP operators on our vessels. The partnership with MIRDC reaffirms POSH Kerry's commitment to support the offshore renewable energy and maritime development goals for Taiwan.
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