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Monday, September 28, 2020

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

, and safe, as possible and we have worked closely with The Underwater Centre to ensure the refurbished closed bell training facilities continue to closely mirror those you would find offshore. The new SPHL is a fantastic addition and the new equipment makes use of the very latest technology.”Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “Subsea UK has been supporting The Underwater Centre, as one of our member companies, for many months to work more closely with industry and the launch of the new SPHL training facility is great news which will ensure the center remains the global diving

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O&G Seeks Clarity on New Skills Tax

force next spring and employers rightly need to know what’s happening.    Subsea UK represents the country’s £9 billion subsea industry which employs around 50,000 people within 750 companies, many of whom will be liable for the new tax.    Chief executive, Neil Gordon, said, “Due to the lack of information from the Scottish government, this is being seen by many as an additional tax on bottom line costs to our industry which could lead to companies looking at cutting costs in areas of their business to find the cash for the levy. At a time when the lower

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Subsea UK to Support SMEs with Apprenticeships

involved in what is perceived as a complex process.   Subsea UK’s scheme will provide financial support and specific help with making the process simpler so that small firms can benefit from apprentices and develop the next generation of subsea workers.   Subsea UK chief executive, Neil Gordon said, “The majority of our 320 members are smaller sized companies who are put off recruiting apprentices because they lack the HR knowledge and resources to deal with the overall recruitment and management process. Our findings revealed that they often turn to training providers or organizations

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

in the fast-growing sector. The new course has become mandatory training for a number of companies in the industry. Aker Solutions will be putting its graduate engineers through the program which is delivered on-line through the university’s virtual learning environments, CampusMoodle. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “As our industry continues to evolve to meet the challenges of exploiting valuable reserves in water depths extending to some 3,000 metres in harsh and highly complex environments, so too has the content of this unique on-line learning program. With updated

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New Market Intelligence for Subsea Companies

can be customized to review and compare the current status of subsea projects and developments as well as uncover the market-leading countries and industry trends.  Information is categorized by a number of key factors including: region, operating or contracting company and water depth. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: "SubseaIntel represents a considerable investment by Subsea UK in an added value service for members. For the first time, valuable intelligence on the global market will be readily available to help them with planning, forecasting and business development

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