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4 December 2008

Ocean research vessel CHIKYU alongside in Kobe, JapanOn request from Global Ocean Developments of Yokohama, Japan, AST has delivered an Advanced Knuckle Boom Crane course onboard the ocean research vessel CHIKYU.

The training in Japan is a first for AST, and again highlights our ability to mobilise internationally and our recognition as a quality training provider.


Ocean research vessel CHIKYU  on sea trials

One of the two 150 T Knuckle Boom Cranes fitted onboard the CHIKYU

AST Trainer Tom Cambridge delivering training

20 October 2008

Australian Skills Training (AST) has delivered its first Basic Hydraulics courses to clients in Indonesia, at AST’s training centre in Batam, Indonesia.

The course covers the fundamentals of hydraulic systems, components and their operation, reading schematics, right through to fault finding. The courses (3 in total) where delivered to candidates from Veritas Geophysical and PT McDermotts Offshore. Both companies work in an offshore environment that rely of complex hydraulics systems, and good maintenance practices to keep equipment operational.

The course feedback was excellent, with trainer (Barry Wheals) very successful in passing on his knowledge and expertise in Hydraulics.

Veritas Geophysical  candidates Hydraulics students Indonesia
Candidates from Veritas Geophysical
celebrate completion of the course
Candidates from Veritas Geophysical
celebrate completion of the course
End of course celebration dinner at I Hotel Batam PT McDermotts Offshore
Dinner at the I Hotel in Batam to
celebrate the end of the course
Candidates from PT McDermotts
Offshore studying for exams

20 September 2008

Australian Skills Training (AST) has had an existing contract with Chiyoda Technip JV for Rigger Training extended by six months, and also been awarded a new contract for the same training by Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCIC).

Rigger training students in Qatar Rigger training in Qatar
Rigging training in Qatar Rigging training in Qatar

In excessive of 2000 personnel on the Qatar Gas LNG project in Ras Laffan City will now be trained by Australian Skills Training. For the next six months AST will provide six trainers on a Fly in Fly out basis to complete the training program.

This is a significant size project for AST and a demonstration of our ability to provide training services globally.

18 August 2008

Layher Modular Scaffolding Systems
Australian Skills Training Pty Ltd is proud to announce a training partnership with Layher.


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Layher, the world’s largest producer of modular scaffolding systems, is internationally recognised as the leading scaffold supplier to the mining, construction, infrastructural, petrochemical and event industries.

Layher Allround scaffolding has become established on the market as a synonym for modular scaffolding. With its superior technology, the Allround connector has superseded conventional scaffolding connection techniques.

The original offers an unbeatable variety of uses: at every construction site, in industry, chemical plants, power stations, shipyards and for events. As scaffolding for working, protection, facades or for support, as internal or birdcage scaffolding, or as rolling towers. Allround equipment caters flexibly for all your requirements, even with very difficult layouts and architectural styles and with heightened safety requirements.

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26 June 2008

Lafarge SE AsiaReconstruction of cement plant at Banda AcehAST has commenced on work with Lafarge SE Asia in India and Indonesia providing Trainers/Technical Advisers. The aim of the assignment is to assist in the skills development of local contractors currently constructing cement plants in Rapir, India and Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Lafarge is a world leader in the supply of building materials, operating in 76 countries and employing over 100,000 people.

AST is providing technical expertise in Scaffolding and Rigging to ensure work is carried out in accordance with ‘Best Industry Practice’ with the highest regards to personnel safety.

AST Trainer discussing scaffold erection Preparation for lifting structural section onto tank roof
AST Trainer Laurie Wine discussing scaffold
erection methods with personnel onsite
Preparation for lifting a structural
section onto tank roof

13 March 2008

Australian Skills Training (AST) has recently completed a Basic Rigging training program for PT Sembawang Marine & Offshore Engineering, in Batam, Indonesia.

The training was aimed at developing the skills and professional knowledge of their Rigging Crews.

AST Trainer with PT SMOE students PT SMOE students practicing slinging techniques
AST Trainer Laurie Wine with students Students practicing slinging techniques

1 March 2008

Qatar Gas at nightAustralian Skills Training (AST) has been awarded a contract by Chiyoda Technip JV at the Qatar Gas Project in Ras Laffan City. The scope of work includes the delivery of a rigger training program for approximately 980 personnel.

When completed the project will be the 2nd largest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) trains in the world. With the project being executed through a joint venture created
by Technip France and Chiyoda from Japan. The value
of the contract is approximately USD $4 billion.

Under the contract, the Chiyoda Technip JV will carry out the engineering, procurement and construction of Trains 6 and 7 at the Qatargas plant in Ras Laffan
City. Each train is designed to produce 7.8 million tonnes per annum (“MTPA”) of LNG. and will deliver LNG primarily to US markets commencing in 2009.

The Technip Chiyoda JV has extensive experience in Qatar, including the successful Qatargas debottlenecking project as well as the award and execution of Qatargas II and RasGas (3) projects.

Whilst AST will play only a small part in the project it is further recognition of our status as an internationally recognised training provider.

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