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Rolls-Royce Invests in Customer Training

Posted on July 6, 2009

Rolls-Royce has invested in a new training center for its marine business located in Alesund, Norway. The training center, due to open in 2011, is being developed in response to the increasing number of vessels with Rolls-Royce equipment installed.

A wide range of courses covering all maritime sectors--from technical to product familiarization to specialist training in connection with the hand over of new vessels. The center will also provide training for Rolls-Royce service engineers that work with the global customer base. This new center is expected to handle a capacity of 5000 attendees annually.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce president for Offshore and Marine Services said, "Training is a crucial part of our strategy and our aim is to create a world-class training center. The increased industry focus on health, safety and the environment, and in particular deck safety, is a key driver for research and development across our industry and the center will focus on courses specific to these areas."

This new center will be located in the city of Alesund, at the heart of Norway's maritime cluster and will benefit from being adjacent to the Alesund University College, Offshore Simulator Center and the Norwegian Maritime Center of Expertise.

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