Mærsk Putting Valuable Experience to Good Use

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The goal is to train and develop local talent to take on increasingly challenging positions on-board the rig

 

The Mærsk Deliverer rig team has initiated seven local acceleration programmes in Angola. The goal is to train and develop local talent to take on increasingly challenging positions on-board the rig. To do so, experienced employees play a key role.

In 2014, the rig team on Mærsk Deliverer initiated seven local acceleration programmes as part of a localisation plan focusing on employing, training and educating local talent in Angola.

The experienced offshore employees have worked closely with the rig team to get the local acceleration programmes up and running. The programmes build on the knowledge and experience gained by the offshore crew throughout their career and their ability to transfer this knowledge and experience to their new Angolan colleagues.

“The implementation of the local acceleration programmes would never have been possible had it not been for the energy, time and knowledge our experienced offshore employees have put into it”, says Cathrine Pedersen, Local Content Advisor with the Mærsk Deliverer rig team.

The pressure is on

There is a lot of pressure on the experienced employees, whom now not only have to run an operation in a complex environment, but who will also have to find the extra resources to provide additional supervision to best support their training and development.

According to Waldemar Ludwicki, who works as Offshore Installations Manager on Mærsk Deliverer, the keyword is ‘shared value’. “My role is to make sure that everyone understands that the acceleration programmes build on mutually beneficial partnerships”, says Ludwicki. “I think it is important that we avoid the ‘donor-recipient scenario’ to establish relationships that form the foundation for a genuine and long-term cooperation and commitment”, Ludwicki continues.

Charles Hunter, Electrical Supervisor on Mærsk Deliverer, agrees that it is key to establish a mutually advantageous environment.

“My responsibility as a supervisor is to encourage understanding and dialogue, and to help the local employees focus on their goals and achieving those goals”, Hunter says and continues; “To achieve this, I will work to promote an atmosphere where people feel comfortable asking questions, where we can all admit to not knowing everything all the time, and where people feel reassured that if we work together, we will find the answers”.

Seven local acceleration programmes
Maersk Drilling is operating under local content requirements in seven countries and is in 100% compliance. In Angola however, the requirements are particularly challenging to comply with, as 70 % of our employees are required to be Angolan by 2017.

The primary challenge is to find local expertise. The local acceleration programmes are part of our solution to meet the local content requirements. The programmes consist of practical on-the-job training and offshore courses on-board Mærsk Deliverer, as well as onshore training.

The seven local acceleration programmes will educate Rig Mechanics, Drilling Fluid Operators, Dynamic Positioning Operators, Electricians, Material Coordinators, Crane Operators and Engine Room Responsible. All trainees are assigned a dedicated supervisor who will support the trainee throughout the programme. To ensure trainees progress according to plan, monthly performance appraisals will be conducted.

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Hoover Container Solutions Unveils Asset Tracer

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group Inc., and a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, has unveiled its new Liquitrac Tracer,

CMA CGM Launches 18,000 TEU Containership

Container shipping firm CMA CGM Group has taken delivery of its newest colossal containership, the 18,000 TEU, 400-meter-long CMA CGM Bougainville.   Now the

USN's Fourth MUOS Satellite Launched

After a two-day delay due to tropical storm conditions, the Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched at 6:18 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41.

Energy

Libya Plans to Sell Ex-rebel Tanker

Libya plans to sell a tanker that a former rebel group used in an attempt to bypass the Libyan government and export oil on its own last year, the Tripoli-based state prosecutor said on Thursday.

Former CIA Spy Ship Becomes Victim of Oil Slump

A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices.   Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer,

Hanjin Rolls Out First Philippine-made LPG carrier

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil), which operates the world's fourth shipbuilding facility in Subic Freeport Zone, unveiled the

News

USCG AIS Mandate Resource Center Launched

McMurdo informs it has launched an online resource center at to help impacted vessel operators comply with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Libya Plans to Sell Ex-rebel Tanker

Libya plans to sell a tanker that a former rebel group used in an attempt to bypass the Libyan government and export oil on its own last year, the Tripoli-based state prosecutor said on Thursday.

RYDLYME Marine Selects GoM Distributor

RYDLYME Marine has named R Carter & Associates, Inc. of Mobile, Ala. a new stocking distributor for the Gulf of Mexico area, targeting shipyards, larger workboats,

Marine Equipment

Hoover Container Solutions Unveils Asset Tracer

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group Inc., and a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, has unveiled its new Liquitrac Tracer,

USCG AIS Mandate Resource Center Launched

McMurdo informs it has launched an online resource center at to help impacted vessel operators comply with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG)

RYDLYME Marine Selects GoM Distributor

RYDLYME Marine has named R Carter & Associates, Inc. of Mobile, Ala. a new stocking distributor for the Gulf of Mexico area, targeting shipyards, larger workboats,

Marine Science

Climate Change Will Forever Alter Key Ocean Microbes

Global warming will irrevocably mutate a micro-organism that plays a crucial role in the ocean food chain, reports a study.   Trichodesmium (referred to as “Tricho”

Obama Pushes for US Icebreakers

President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more

Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper,

Offshore Energy

Former CIA Spy Ship Becomes Victim of Oil Slump

A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices.   Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer,

CTruk Delivers Wind Farm Support Vessel

Shipbuilder CTruk Boats, a manufacturer of composite wind farm support vessels (WFSV), has delivered the second workboat in a two-craft order from CWind.   The

Keppel Delivers Jackup to UMW-OG

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered UMW Naga 8, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas Corporation Berhad (UMW-OG).

Underwater Engineering

SMOE Wins $1bln Multi-platform Culzean Contract

Singapore's offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth over USD1 billion for the Culzean

Historic WW I Shipwreck Survey Underway

Partnering U.S. agencies have commenced surveying the historic shipwreck of an American lightship shelled and sunk by a German U-boat during World War I nearly 100 years ago.

HMAS Canberra Initial Operational Capability

The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4903 sec (2 req/sec)