Training centre management and operations


Training centre management and operations

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The Chemical Process Technology Centre (CPTC) is an impressive training centre located on Jurong Island, Singapore. The Centre has been managed by Petrofac Training Services on behalf of the Economic Development Board of Singapore since June 2008.

Our management and operation of the CPTC allows us to help deliver competent, safer and more efficient workforces. We are able to adapt services to best suit the needs of country, customer or specific nationalisation programmes. Enabling skills assessment and development of operations and maintenance personnel for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, the centre provides a state-of-the-art learning environment.

When undertaking competence development, either in workshops, on skids, or on the plant, we replicate the client’s own specific work place environment as closely as possible. This includes adopting their safe system of work. This integrates behavioural safety assessment and development into everything we do, enhancing the safety performance of employees. It also enables effective transfer and implementation of the technical competence developed into the client’s workplace. Both the safety and effectiveness of employees are enhanced.

The CPTC is the first training centre in the world to contain an industry-scale, live hydrocarbon processing plant. The plant is designed to operate as an actual production unit and is an example of ‘a typical commercial plant’, providing delegates with first-hand experience of plant operations within a safe and controlled environment. The CPTC has recently reached a milestone of delivering over 1 million hours worth of training without facing any lost time incidents.

In response to the needs of Singapore’s oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the CPTC has been specifically designed to provide operations and maintenance training and assessment in line with actual operations. Therefore the training includes shift rotation, permit to work with task risk assessments, start up and shutdown exercises, emergency response, and fire drill exercises.

With this ability to train on live plant under ‘typical’ plant conditions, the CPTC delivers competence-based, practical training for both new entrants to industry and experienced personnel who wish to develop their skills further – upgrading and enhancing their knowledge and competence in the latest technological developments. Our team can assess and measure competency, and can assist customers in their pre-employment screening process which, in turn, can help them to reduce inherent risk within their business.

With a live hydrocarbon processing plant, specialist equipment laboratories, fully equipped classrooms and a 200-seater auditorium, the CPTC really is a unique experiential learning environment.