Global Marine’s Training School has been delivering cable engineering courses to students from around the world for many years.

Cable Engineering Training

Companies are able to send delegates to the outstanding facilities at Global Marine’s headquarters in Chelmsford, UK, or alternatively our trainers are able to deliver on-site training at a customer’s own premises.

It is acknowledged across the industry by cable ship operators and those with interests in maintaining submarine cables the importance of having competent staff who are well informed and trained in the latest cable engineering techniques. This is essential when operating either on board a cable ship or at any of the cable stations that may be involved during a cable repair or installation.

For cable maintenance authorities Global Marine also offers a range of courses at varying levels designed to provide awareness training, or a broader understanding of cable engineering from the cable repair process from a ship perspective. Training can be tailored to suit precise customer requirements.

Global Marine also offers a range of courses designed to cater varying abilities and focused on gaining a greater understanding from a cable repair perspective. Example courses include:

  • Terminal Power Safety Officer Training and Certification
  • Terminal Station Operator Training – DC and Optical Testing
  • Testing Appreciation Course

Clients can also place delegates on Global Marine’s shipboard representatives familiarisation courses. These provide participants with the necessary resources for sailing with the cable ship as a maintenance authority’s representative during a cable repair.

Global Marine has an exceptional range of facilities that students can use whilst training including: an on-site power feed equipment room for delivery of training on ship power feed systems, which is capable of delivering 10kV at 2A; DC cable test sets as used by ships and terminal stations in assessing fault locations and optical test equipment for repeater testing

Global Marine’s commitment to continual improvement is evident and whilst the training is available for external parties it is used for maximum benefit internally.

Global Marine offers cable engineering training from initial entry level to advanced cable engineering topics. A list of courses available are noted below:

  • Preliminary Cable Engineering
  • Protection Grounding Unit
  • Ships Power Safety Officer
  • Power Feed Equipment (PFE) Operation
  • UJ Joint / X-Ray Assessment
  • Optical Transmission
  • Testing and Analysis

PGU Training

Submarine cable systems employing switchable, powered branching units can be hazardous to repair as the system power could be re-applied under certain fault conditions, thus endangering the lives of the repair personnel.

Global Marine’s Protection Grounding Unit (PGU) technology enables cable systems to be repaired safely and without risk to personnel.

Training in this area is imperative and Global Marine has developed a training course that provides a detailed understanding of the technology and the practical skills required to manage cable work of this nature.

PGU training is carried out at Global Marine’s Training School based in Chelmsford, UK run by qualified instructors and at the end of the course, students will be skilled in all PGU techniques and will be capable of carrying out a PGU repair on any of the cables qualified for PGU.

Periodically, students will be required to take ‘refresher’ courses to confirm their understanding of PGU and to learn about new additions to the technology. The course concludes with a written examination to confirm that the students fully understand PGU and all its safety implications.

Global Marine also offer offers a comprehensive PGU package, which includes:

  • Re-commissioning of the PGU alarm system & audit of the PGU tooling
  • Training for the operational personnel (cable engineers, deck supervisors, cable jointers & crew). This includes theory training and most importantly, a deck exercise where cable is actually moved through the vessel
  • Technical Support support for 2 years, which includes free updates to PGU procedures

UJ Jointer Training

Jointers are required to pass examinations to qualify as UJ/UQJ jointers and are issued with certificates following their success. UJ/UQJ qualification is time limited and re-qualification courses are offered when the qualification periods end.

The Global Marine Jointer Training School is a Universal Joint Consortium (UJC) Accredited Training School, and as such offers a complete range of training and qualifications for the Universal Joint (UJ) and Universal Quick Joint (UQJ) and all supported UJ and UQJ cables.

Courses are offered for the basic UJ or UQJ (or both) training and also for specific cable technologies.

Global Marine is able to tailor the training to your specific requirements for example, if your company has a cable system employing perhaps three different cable types, then your nominated jointers will require the basic training and cable specific training for only those three cables and not for the complete range available.

UJ Instructor Training

As a founding member of the Universal Joint Consortium, Global Marine has been involved in developing products and training staff since the concept of the universal joint and is well placed to share its knowledge through its accredited training programmes.

It is essential that any company with an (UJC) accredited jointer training school must have qualified instructors to provide training and qualifications to their students. The Global Marine Training School delivers comprehensive instructor training where both the basic and specific technologies are taught. Once the course is completed and the individual assessed they are awarded with the industry recognised title of UJ Instructor.

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