Emerson donation helps

to develop operator skills

  • August 31, 2012
  • Emerson donation helps
    Emerson donation helps

Emerson Process Management has donated automation technology worth over £650,000 to the newly opened ASET International Oil and Gas Training Academy in Aberdeen, UK, helping to train the next generation of operators in the oil and gas industry. Emerson’s equipment is installed on a unique working on-shore platform, which will provide trainee technicians with hands-on experience, whilst in a safe environment.

“We have recognised the resource challenges faced by our industry and are committed to supporting the needs of the oil and gas industry. We appreciate the importance of properly equipping people for the future and the value facilities like ASET can provide,” said Donald Angus, Emerson’s newly appointed European Sales Director for Upstream Oil & Gas, who is based in Aberdeen. “Emerson’s automation, control and safety systems are the technology of choice for this important industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this world class facility.”

Chief Executive and Executive Director, Atholl Menzies, heads the highly proactive ASET team who have researched, developed and marketed a wide range of training courses and programmes for electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and process technicians from oil-producing countries worldwide.
He said, “It is vital that our facilities replicate industry standards to allow us to continue to underpin the training needs of the North Sea industry, and fulfil global demand for specialist training.  I thank Emerson for their generous donation which will benefit oil and gas training personnel for many years to come.”