LUSIGNAN, Guyana – A venture between 3t EnerMech and Orinduik Development Incorporated Training Centre is developing what is said to be Guyana’s first training facility for the local workforce to support the country’s offshore oil and gas sector.
The EnerMech Guyana Training Centre of Excellence combines in-classroom training, software and technology, and immersive simulators for high hazard activity learning.
It should become the first regional Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, internationally-accredited training provider in Guyana.
In addition, it will offer what is claimed to be the country’s first OPITO approved, Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training certification, along with a controlled environment for scenario-based firefighting emergency response training.
Joseph Lichon, president Americas for EnerMech said: “Until now, Guyana nationals working in the oil and gas sector would be required to travel to Trinidad and Tobago, the US, or Canada for accredited training, making it very costly and time consuming.
“This is compounded by the logistical challenges of the pandemic including travel restrictions, additional requirements, and limited flight availability.”
Orinduik is also constructing the country’s first commercial heliport as part of a wider complex incorporating the new training facility, an aviation/marine polytechnic school, and a hotel/business center.
Lusignan, close to the East Coast Highway, is around 10 km (6.2 mi) east of central Georgetown.