Oil & Gas
Sparrows & RelyOn Nutec Combine Global Training Capabilities
Specialist provider of engineering and maintenance services Sparrows Group and global safety, training and competency organisation RelyOn Nutec have
Specialist provider of engineering and maintenance services Sparrows Group and global safety, training and competency organisation RelyOn Nutec have signed a memorandum of understanding to roll out specialist training across the world. The global strategic partnership paves the way for RelyOn Nutec to launch Sparrows’ 100+ crane and lifting operation training courses across its worldwide training centres, a move which combines their joint expertise and will see multi-million-dollar investment in new training facilities and staff. It’s expected that an executed agreement will follow the MOU shortly.
RelyOn Nutec, which is the global leader in safety training and competence services to high-risk industries, is already delivering training in this sector but Sparrows is widely recognised as the global technical authority in crane and lifting operations. Sparrows will maintain its role as subject matter experts in crane and lifting operations, supporting the development and delivery of specialist technical and vocational training.
Following the agreement, RelyOn Nutec will manage the delivery of the training services through both companies’ global training facilities, utilising their operations, sales and business development teams and industry leading training management and competence assurance systems. RelyOn Nutec will roll out the training throughout its 33 global training centres in Europe, the middle east, North America and Asia Pacific, in addition to Sparrows’ six training facilities in the US, UK, Angola, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
Initially, a new Sparrows centre of excellence will be launched in RelyOn Nutec’s Qatar facilities in March to support clients working in the offshore, construction and infrastructure industries, with RelyOn Nutec committing to a significant investment to install its specialist crane and lifting simulator technology (RelyOn Simulation). The Qatar facility will also create up to five new lifting and crane operation roles. In addition to Qatar, the partners are also actively assessing new facilities in elsewhere in the middle east and in Kazakhstan. Both sides are set to make significant investments to ensure a quick roll out of the training by the end of 2021.