Contributing to Safe Operation of Offshore Wind Power Project
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines,  and MOL Marine & Engineering  MOLMEC announced the decision to launch a training program using Dynamic Positioning  System simulator, targeting crewmembers of Self-Elevating Platform  vessels and service operation vessels , which will be a support to offshore wind power generation projects. The two companies aim to complete the program and open the course at the MOL DP Training Center by the end of 2023
Service Operation Vessel

This training program will be open to a wide range of applicants from Japan and overseas not only to MOL Group seafarers. DP system training opportunities are limited in Japan, and by opening its doors to a large number of trainees, the MOL Group will contribute to the safe operation of work vessels, which are indispensable to floating offshore wind power projects. These offshore wind power projects are expected to begin operation in the late 2020s, that will contribute to the creation of a decarbonized society. In recognition of the significance of this training program, it was selected as a subsidized project in the Offshore Wind Power Human Resource Development Project administered by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, part of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Simulator at MOL DP Training Center

The DP simulator operated by MOL and MOLMEC has already prepared training programs for a cable laying vessel and an anchor handling tug supply vessel, and the two companies have added three new programs for ship operation and DP system operation training and SEP ship and SOV training, to provide a wide-ranging practical training curriculum.

Cable Laying Vessel
(Photo courtesy: KDDI Cableships & Subsea Engineering Inc.)

MOL has set a goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.2, and will contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions not only by itself but also by society through the promotion of renewable energy and other businesses to create a sustainable world.

Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel