Construction underway on £6.5m Maritime Skills Academy

Building work has commenced for Viking Recruitment's £6.5 million training facility next to their head office in Dover, UK.

The first phase, with completion in Spring 2016, will see the swimming pool complex built, that will house all survival training for the commercial, yacht and offshore industries. The 12m x 10m survival pool will be able to simulate all weather conditions, be at a depth of 4m to accommodate helicopter 'Underwater Evacuation Training' (HUET) and evacuation jumps from high platforms, have davits cranes for launching survival rafts and will house all equipment necessary in the training of ship’s crew for emergencies.

The £3.2 million construction of Phase 1 is the beginning of exciting times for Viking and their family of companies. It will see the Maritime Skills Academy become a world leader in training for the maritime sector.

Sitting alongside the already successful fire training facility the centre will increase the course portfolio and offer all STCW regulatory, up skilling and management training.

Issued by Viking Recruitment

Posted on 25/02/2015