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Raisepower to Open Training School for Subsea BOP Controls

Client news: An Aberdeen based Subsea BOP Control Specialist firm is to open a new Training Centre in the city next week (27th October 2014), with the aim of training around 300 subsea engineers and technicians over the coming year.

Raisepower has invested a six figure sum into the Altens based facility, which will uniquely boast real subsea equipment, making it the only training centre of its kind in the UK.  

The training provided will improve on operational safety offshore and overall efficiency for oil companies by training engineers on all aspects of Subsea BOP Controls, including troubleshooting, disassembly, inspection and safety.

Director of Raisepower, Mike Smith, commented:  “We are very excited about our unique new training centre.  It will be a great opportunity to pass on our knowledge to the next generation and having real equipment on site will provide an invaluable ‘hands on’ experience for trainees.”

Mike, along with his brother, Colin Smith, set up Raisepower five years ago and the Company has enjoyed exponential growth.   Raisepower specialises in refurbishing, building and testing Subsea BOP Control Systems and is an AXON approved repair centre for Type 80 products.  This latest development has been driven by the company’s clients and compliments their existing services.

Mike said:  “The idea of launching a training centre for BOP Subsea Controls really came from our clients.  We were receiving more and more enquiries for training and after investigating it further we recognised that our clients were struggling to provide the correct in-depth training for their up and coming engineers.  Having a safe and competent workforce is critical in the Oil & Gas industry and being able to demonstrate competence is an expectation through Quality Assurance Systems and regulatory bodies around the world.”

To celebrate the launch of its new Training Centre, Raisepower is hosting an Open Event for 2 days Monday and Tuesday (27th & 28th October.  

To attend the Open event or for more information contact Raisepower on 01224 877113 or visit 


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