Madrid, 12th January 2014 – DNV GL’s Maritime Academy has been recognised for its training programme by the Spanish Maritime Cluster. DNV GL received the “Impulso a la Formación” award, in recognition of the Maritime Academy’s efforts in the Maritime Training Sector in Spain. The award isunder the patronage of King Felipe VI and honours initiatives that improve training programmes and promote the development of new opportunities for professionals in the Spanish maritime sector. It also rewards projects that enable professionals to more easily move careers to a new maritime subsector.
“We feel very honoured to receive this award. It acknowledges our commitment to share the knowledge and expertise available in DNV GL with our customers and encourages us to find new ways to help customers keep up to date and make more informed business decisions”, says Maria Teresa Pisabarro Castanedo, Manager of the Maritime Academy Spain.
The demand for training courses is steadily growing in Spain. “We are still a maritime nation and the task of reindustrializing the country needs to be taken seriously”, Alejandro Aznar, President of the Spanish Maritime Cluster, stressed at the award ceremony in Madrid.
The DNV GL Maritime Academy Spain has trained more than 400 professionals over the past two years. The courses focus on preparing clients for the challenges posed by changes in the market or current and upcoming regulatory requirements. DNV GL’s work in Spain was also recognised by the Spanish Naval Architects Association (AINE). It recently presented DNV GL with an award for the “Best Company linked to the Maritime Sector”.
About DNV GL
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16, 000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
About the DNV GL Maritime Academy
DNV GL’s Maritime Academy is a leading global training provider in the maritime industry and offers one of the broadest course portfolios. A comprehensive range of courses and workshops enables customers to put together customised, individual or company-related training programmes by using our modular system for further training. The idea is to convey the experience and know-how available at DNV GL. Participants receive professional training with practical reference and can take advantage of the experience of a globally operating organisation of experts. We have Academy managers in 18 key locations around the world.
About the Spanish Maritime Cluster
Clúster Marítimo Español (CME) is a not-for-profit corporation that convenes industry, research and educational institutions, innovators, maritime services, and public leaders as trade associations, regional clusters and unions to coordinate the maritime cluster in Spain.