Chemical Process Technology Centre
Project: Skills assessment and development of operations and maintenance personnel for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Customer: Economic Development Board of Singapore
Location: Jurong Island, Singapore
Scope: The Chemical Process Technology Centre (CPTC) is an impressive training centre located on Jurong Island, Singapore, which has been managed by Petrofac Training Services on behalf of the Economic Development Board of Singapore since June 2008. Petrofac’s Training Services business combines more than 30 years of experience with a first-class technical and operations training centre to deliver competence-led training programmes for both international and national oil companies.
Delivering competent, safer and more efficient workforces
We are able to adapt services to best suit the needs of country, customer or specific nationalisation programmes. Enabling skills assessment and development of operations and maintenance personnel for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, the centre provides a state-of-the-art learning environment.
When undertaking competence development, either in workshops, on skids, or on the plant, we replicate out customers' own specific work place environment as closely as possible. This includes adopting their safe system of work. This integrates behavioural safety assessment and development into everything we do, enhancing the safety performance of employees. It also enables effective transfer and implementation of the technical competence developed into our customers' workplaces. Both the safety and effectiveness of employees are enhanced.
World's first training centre to contain an industry-scale, live hydrocarbon processing plant
The plant is designed to operate as an actual production unit and is an example of ‘a typical commercial plant’, providing delegates with first-hand experience of plant operations within a safe and controlled setting. With a live hydrocarbon processing plant, specialist equipment laboratories, fully equipped classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium, the CPTC really is a unique experiential learning environment.
In response to the needs of Singapore’s oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the CPTC has been specifically designed to provide operations and maintenance training and assessment in line with actual operations. Therefore the training includes shift rotation, permit to work with task risk assessments, start up and shutdown exercises, emergency response, and fire drill exercises.
With this ability to train on live plant under ‘typical’ plant conditions, the CPTC delivers competence-based, practical training for both new entrants to industry and experienced personnel who wish to develop their skills further – upgrading and enhancing their knowledge and competence in the latest technological developments. Our team can assess and measure competency, and can assist customers in their pre-employment screening process which, in turn, can help them to reduce inherent risk within their business.
Petrofac took over the management of the CPTC in 2008. As of 31 January 2013, the CPTC does not have any lost time incidents.
For more information, please visit the Petrofac Training Services website.
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