ABU DHABI, UAE – GE Oil & Gas and Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) have launched a new competency development training collaboration. They announced their initiative at the ADIPEC 2013 energy conference in Abu Dhabi.
As part of the new program, 10 KOC mechanical engineers recently completed the Competency Development Training Path that covers all rotating equipment technologies as well as control and vibration monitoring systems.
GE developed the customized path through its various training centers in Europe, including the GE Florence Learning Center in Italy; the GE Technical Training Academy and Training facility at the company’s Massa Workshop in Italy; and the GE Training Center in Warrington, U.K.
The program involved about 100 training days over six-months. Half of the training included hands-on work on GE gas turbines and centrifugal compressors in addition to vibration and condition monitoring systems. KOC expects the candidates to also adapt to handle non-GE machinery, based on the theoretical knowledge they have acquired.
The next step is to integrate theoretical and practical sessions on rotating equipment, vibration monitoring systems, and control systems through the use of tools and equipment for training at GE’s facilities.