ABB launches power plant training for Emiratis

Swiss company develops simulator based programme in Abu Dhabi.

Novak Stevanovic of ABB
Novak Stevanovic of ABB

ABB has launched a new scheme training Emiratis to handle power and water plants in the UAEy and the wider region.

The Swiss technology company is working with Al Taweelah B, Asia Gulf Power Service Company (AGPS) on the programme which uses a simulator to recreate real life situations.

The aim is to optimise the lifecycle and increase operational efficiency and productivity at the Al Taweelah B plant which is the fifth and the largest IWPP developed in Abu Dhabi.

Novak Stevanovic, region division manager, power systems, India, Middle East and Africa (IMA) said: “By opting for ABB, the customer has access to a variety of equipment and system training services to ensure that the company's personnel can respond to all situations at the plant now and in the future.

He added: “Customer training is an integral part of what we do at ABB. The growing complexity of industrial applications, and the requirement to be more productive while maintaining safety and reliability standards, mean that proper training is now essential for running the world’s critical infrastructure – and this where we as ABB can contribute greatly.”

Training is taking place at ABB’s Learning Zone in Abu Dhabi, the company’s hub for learning, development and collaboration in the Middle East.

Dale Huntington, managing director of Al Taweelah B, Asia Gulf Power Service Company (AGPS) said: “The clever use of the simulator to practically show the previously taught theory in a very structured and progressive program, all undertaken within a leading edge purpose built learning environment has provided a world class solution for training operators.

“The differentiating factor apart from giving this distinctive solution for training operators is ABB’s facilities, tailor-made training solution and highly experienced trainers."

India’s NTPC developed the course in conjunction with ABB and the simulator supplier from the United States.


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