Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is training five nautical officers dispatched by Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation Ltd. (TIWTC), a state-owned offshore wind industry training provider in Taiwan, on a dynamic positioning (DP) simulator owned by MOL and MOL Marine & Engineering (MOLMEC).
A total of about 20 TIWTC officers will participate in DP operation training programs offered by MOLMEC at MOL DPTC from fiscal year 2023 to 2024. This is the first time that an overseas organization is participating in the training programs at MOL DPTC, and the MOL Group will continue to offer opportunities for training that can contribute to offshore businesses, including offshore wind power business, both domestically and internationally, within and outside the group.
DP operation is an essential skill that is widely required in the installation and post-installation maintenance of offshore wind farms, as well as for offshore support vessels. The rapid growth of the offshore wind power sector in the Asia-Pacific region, including Taiwan, has increased the demand for nautical officers and marine engineers who can safely and efficiently operate DP systems.
MOL and MOLMEC will meet that demand by providing training to officers from Taiwan and other parts of the world.
MOL Group is broadly involved in the value chain of the offshore wind power business, which is expected to be a critical measure for renewable energy and will contribute not only to its own group but also to the decarbonization of society.
Photo credit: MOL. At the reception of TIWTC officers.