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Offshore Wind Course For Professionals October 2023

Posted: June 21, 2023


The faculty of Engineering at SETU and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) are partnering with Dutch offshore energy training provider DOB-Academy to deliver a bespoke training programme specifically for the those active in the Offshore wind sector in Ireland. DOB-Academy specialise in Offshore Energy for professionals and have successfully delivered programmes for many of the sectors largest international stakeholders.

Dates: October 19th and 20th 2023

Learning to speak a common language and understanding every aspect of this rapidly growing industry is of great importance for a fruitful and economically viable future.
In these two one-day courses, participants will gain insight into the complete offshore wind energy playing field.
On day 1 we will go into the basics of offshore wind and its rapid developments. How is offshore wind energy sector developing and what are its main drivers? These key questions are answered during the morning lectures. In the afternoon of day 1 we will go into the technical details and design considerations of an offshore wind farm. Additional practical hands-on cases will put this fresh knowledge into practice.
Day 2 starts with power distribution and the need for a safe work environment. During the afternoon we will go deeper into the logistics involved in the installation of a wind farm, and the maintenance during its operation.

Both days are interactive and welcome open discussions on current events such as; floating vs. fixed structures, port locations, ORE subsidies and supply chain issues.

These two one-day offshore specialized training courses can be followed individually or combined.
Day 1 is for professionals who are new to the industry. Basics facts and backgrounds for offshore wind will explain the playing field. Companies and suppliers to the energy industry who will benefit from this course are financial experts, marine contractor (technical and planning), government and other stakeholders.
Day 2 is focused on port logistics. Marine service providers, port authorities and logistic service providers will benefit from the insights in port utilisation and supply chain management.


Day 1: Offshore Wind Introduction

Background Offshore Wind
Wind to Power
Offshore Wind Turbines
Electricity, Society & Policy
Offshore Wind in Numbers
Support Structure and Electrical Infrastructure
Design and Installation
Operation and Maintenance
Practical hands-on case: DIY Rotor Competition
Practical hands-on case: Installing a Miniature Offshore Wind Farm

Day 2: Power, Logistics and Ports

The Dutch Approach to Offshore Wind

Offshore Transport & Logistics
Health, Safety & Environment
Offshore Power Networks
Ports, Harbours & Facilities
Installation Vessel & Strategy
Practical hands-on case: Energy Yield Calculation Practical hands-on case: Connect the Turbines


In these two one-day course participants will learn the basics of the offshore wind energy industry.
Length: One or two days

€750 for day 1

€1150 for day 2

€1500 for both days

40% discount available for eligible participants
Book directly via Or by email to:
Location: National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, P43 XV65, Ireland.
For more information please contact:

DOB-Academy offers offshore energy education for professionals. For the complete curriculum, please visit our website: 

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Invitation to complete the AI-ARC Technology Acceptance Survey

Posted: February 21, 2023

We are contacting you as a possible user of the AI-ARC project.


The AI-ARC project will present a highly innovative and user-friendly artificial intelligence based platform known as the Virtual Control Room. The Virtual Control Room will have the power to greatly improve maritime situational awareness, decision-making, communication, available rescue resources, and thus the safety of all maritime actors, particularly in the Arctic region.


While the project is still in the development stage we are looking for feedback from potential users to gain a better understanding of the likely acceptance of this new technology and also of any possible societal implications.


A short online survey has been prepared and is available at

More details on the project, and the survey itself, can be found at the link.


Thank you for your time and I hope you are able to participate in this survey.

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore have an exciting job opportunity: Firefighting Instructor

Posted: July 20, 2022

Do you have a fire fighting background and have the desire to further your career? Come join us at SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) as a Firefighting Instructor.


As a dynamic growing company, we are now looking to expand our team and will be recruiting a Firefighting Instructor to join the SNO team. Continue reading below for a detailed overview of this position and the requirements:


Reporting to: The Operations Manager.

Principal Tasks.

  • Deliver Firefighting training.
  • To undertake instructional duties on assigned classes as deemed appropriate by management in both lecture and practical sessions, both at the NMCI and other locations as the management may from time to time reasonably require (e.g. at client’s premises).
  • To ensure existing courses are reviewed & updated as necessary and assist in the development of new courses to meet client’s needs.
  • To ensure that safety standards for both staff and learners are always adhered to.
  • Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by management.
  • Participating in the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality assurance.
  • To liaise with support staff responsible for the delivery of training courses or exercises.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure consistent standards of training are maintained
  • To comply with the procedures, staff notices, and any other communications as issued by management.
  • To attend staff development training courses, in-house and external, as determined by line management.



  • Operational experience in the Fire Service, or related sector.
  • BA Instructors Course.
  • Fire Fighting background.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.


  • Clean full driving licence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.


Salary: DOE

Submit CV and a Cover Letter to:

Clear and timely feedback will be provided to all applicants.

Closing date: 20th August 2022

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GAC Ireland Shipping Ltd Are Hiring – Marine & Terminal Operations Supervisor

Posted: May 24, 2022

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GAC Ireland Shipping Ltd have an exciting new job opportunity as a Marine & Terminal Operations Supervisor, if this is something that is of interest to you continue reading to learn more about the role and what it entails.

GAC UK employs over 200 experts across more than 20 physical offices covering all of the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. They deliver a wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services to the energy and shipping industries. They also serve specialised sectors like marine leisure, sports and events, automotive and aviation providing complex and time-critical logistics solutions. They apply the highest standard of customer services to everything they do and aim to be industry leaders within all their services.


They are currently looking for a Marine & Terminal Operations Supervisor to join their team at Dublin Port.

The Marine & Terminal Operations Supervisor will provide their Marine & Terminal Services (MATS) clients with first class service in the provision of Jetty & Terminal Operators, Surveying and Shipping Supervision functions. The aim is to ensure the smooth service to the vessels & terminals they serve in order that they do not delay a vessel.

Additionally, the Supervisor forms a key part of the company providing an essential link between the vessel, terminal facility and the MATS team to ensure required information, arrangements, requests and any issues are clearly communicated between the stakeholders. The aim is 100% customer satisfaction therefore the role of MTOS is vital to retaining clients and directly linked to income.


Areas of Responsibility

  • To ensure adequate staffing is in place to cover all jetty, terminal, survey and shipping supervisor requirements.
  • To ensure employees are provided with the necessary equipment to conduct tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • To liaise with all stakeholders to reduce any delays to customers.
  • To keep customers advised on prospects for their vessels.
  • To ensure a high level of staff utilisation is achieved.
  • To track and monitor agreed contractual KPI’s with our customers.
  • To assist in the production of procedures and risk assessments which should be reviewed regularly and in line with company policy.
  • To perform audits and competency checks on staff to ensure compliance by the team as directed by the Ops Manager.
  • To store and maintain all training, QHSSE and procedural documents.
  • To lead by example and set the standards required by colleagues.
  • To take an active part in customer review meetings and ensure any KPI targets are met.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • IOSH Managing Safely Desirable however training will be provided.
  • Bachelor Degree qualified preferred.
  • Shipping or Logistics background desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of working in the Oil and gas industry desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in staff management role.
  • High levels of people management skills.
  • Good computing skills, MS Office.
  • Full driving license, good communication and organizing skills.


To Apply: Please email with a copy of your CV and your availability. Please ensure you quote “GAC Dublin OPS” in your email.

Job Type: Full-time

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Job Opportunity: Join SEFtec NMCI Offshore as a Trainee Instructor/Technician!

Posted: May 13, 2022

We are hiring! Come join us at SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO), global leaders in the delivery of Maritime and Offshore Training Courses as a Trainee Instructor/Technician.

As a dynamic growing company, we are now looking to expand our team and will be recruiting a Trainee Instructor/Technician to join the SNO team. Are you interested in the Offshore/Maritime sector, a team player and have an interest in furthering your career? Then this role could be for you! Continue reading below for a detailed overview of this position and the requirements:


Candidate Profile:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Completion of the leaving certificate or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with peers, other groups, clients, internal associates.
  • An interest in the Offshore /Maritime sector
  • Willingness to travel abroad
  • Water Confident / High Level of Fitness
  • Will be required to undergo a diver medical if successful, as some aspects of the training is physically demanding.



Reporting to:  Operations Manager

The Trainee Instructor/Technician will undergo a 24-month intensive programme achieving recognised instructor qualifications and on the job experience.


The duties will involve, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Ensure that safety standards for both staff and delegates are always adhered to.
  • Provide support for Commercial courses / courses to the Offshore Oil and Gas sectors/ Maritime sector.
  • Complete various Instructor Courses which will provide the foundation for an instructor and meet the demands of the company going forward.
  • Comply with the procedures, staff notices, communications as issued by management & any other duties deemed relevant by management.
  • Work alongside the technicians and instructors at the Centre.
  • Achieve competency in Sea Survival Equipment Maintenance and safe operation of equipment.
  • Obtain the competencies required to teach or assess, as per the standards laid down in OPITO guidelines and other accrediting bodies.
  • Attend classes as deemed appropriate by management in both lecture and practical sessions, both at the Centre and other locations as required (e.g., offshore, at client’s premises).
  • Support the delivery of courses to the Maritime, Renewable and Offshore Oil and Gas sectors.
  • Ensure that all courses are provided with the equipment and facilities as laid down in the course programme.





  • Ability to work in a dynamic multidiscipline environment.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Water Confident.
  • Full clean driving license.



  • Good IT skills.



Application Procedure:

To apply, write a 300-word Cover Letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for role with SEFtec NMCI Offshore and email this with an accompanying CV to the following email:


Potential candidates will be shortlisted and called for interview. Clear and timely feedback will be provided to all applicants.


Closing date: 27th May 2022

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