Emerson receives contract for Kuwait Oil Company training
Emerson’s most comprehensive training programme to date is designed to help KOC enhance maintenance-engineering expertise.
Emerson Process Management has worked with the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to develop a comprehensive training programme that helps new engineers develop the skills needed to maintain a running oil production facility in northern Kuwait. Developed under a contract that KOC awarded to Emerson in May 2013, the ‘first-of-its-kind’ programme is expected to lead to further cooperation between the companies.
As part of this contract, Emerson’s Educational Services team has launched a new aspect of customer training called Workforce Effectiveness. Workforce Effectiveness begins with an assessment of the customer’s unique needs, continues with the development of a plan tailored to address those needs, and wraps up with measurement of the results. The 19-week ‘boot camp’ programme designed for KOC covers field instrumentation, the DeltaV™ automation system, and cyber security, as well as process control – including advanced control and complex control strategies. The training will be conducted at Emerson’s regional training centres in the USA, at both the Austin, Texas, and Marshalltown, Iowa, facilities.
"We are seeing more customers engage in a broad course of training for their newer employees," said Dorothy Hellberg, director of Emerson Process Management’s Educational Services. "As customers expand their engineering staff to replace experienced retiring employees or to staff new facilities, condensed training programmes are critical to smooth project execution and continuing operations. Our services can easily be configured to meet those needs." The training project is a joint effort between Emerson’s Lifecycle Care and Educational Services employees. Eight Emerson Process Management business units and five complementary instrumentation companies are part of the overall training programme.