Hydratight Commences Regional Training Project for OSM Crews

Hydratight's Middle East team announced it is undertaking a training project that will eventually see fully-trained on-site machining (OSM) crews available in each country in the region. The project comes out of a desire to handle client projects at a local level with local expertise, rather than involving machining specialists from other Hydratight regions. The plan is to build a trained force of skilled technicians able, when necessary, to combine across national boundaries within the region when major projects or peak demands occur.

The project began in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in February when a core of 26 selected team members from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman were invited to a special 16-day OSM course organized by KK Anil Kumar, Hydratight's area manager for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The training supervisor was Rick Betteley, a specialist trainer from the UK.

Rick covered trainer-training, basic and advanced machining, hot and cold tapping, three-axis milling and the refurbishment of clamshells and other equipment.

"All the techs on the course went back with lots of new knowledge and confidence," said Mr Anil Kumar. "Rick did an excellent job and is confident that the formation of a core technical team is well under way."

"I am sure the results of his work will be clear in projects our technicians carry out over the next few months," Rick said.

"OSM capability development is one of the key initiatives my team is working on that will deliver value solutions to our large client base in the region with highest regard for safety & quality," concluded PCA Mohan, managing director, Hydratight Middle East.