Braemar Brings LNG Expertise to China

MarineLink.com
Monday, October 28, 2013

As the demand for LNG grows, the Chinese government has recognized that in expanding its LNG capabilities, it must build-up the skill set of its maritime professionals in this vital sector. A new course created by Braemar Engineering aims to support this growing demand for LNG expertise in China and increase understanding of STCW amendments concerning operation and management regulations for liquefied vessels.

Developed in conjunction with the Cambridge Academy of Transport and Shanghai Maritime University, the first Training Course for LNG Ship Operations and Management was run from October 14-18 at Shanghai Maritime University. It offered a practical introduction to LNG, and focused on a wide range of elements including key operations of main propulsion of LNG carriers; key operations in the process of loading and discharging cargos of LNG carriers; and the key points of Flag State Control, Port State Control and industrial inspections for LNG Carriers.

Michael R. Holderness, Technical Director, Braemar Engineering, who helped devise the seminar and acted as trainer on the course, said the Braemar Engineering team boasts a broad practical background in many different facets of LNG.

“We’ve been involved in building LNG ships for years, and have also been advising Chinese companies about LNG for quite some time. We have placed experts in shipyards and provided specialist teams – we have supplied expertise and I, along with many of my colleagues, have supported large Chinese companies to ensure the success of LNG projects,” he said.

“The Chinese government realizes LNG is a good source of energy, but it must expand in this sector, explained Mr Holderness.” A real positive of the course is we are sharing over 20 years of experience in LNG – I believe that if you’ve done it and seen it yourself, then you can instill confidence in others and this is important.”

Mr. Holderness, who is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, will be supported on the course by fellow Key Instructor Jayan Peter Pillai, experienced Chief Engineer and now Braemar Training Officer.

The course is targeted at maritime safety administration officials, senior ship officers, senior managers of shipping companies and instructors from maritime colleges and universities. Further dates are planned for the future.

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