GTT Training Signs Contract to Provide LNG Training to TOTE
GTT Training, a subsidiary of GTT, announced the award of the first contract of its kind for the development and implementation of a comprehensive LNG training program for the LNG Bunker Barge currently under construction at Conrad Industries Shipyard in Orange, Texas, following the order received by GTT North America from Conrad Industries in February 2015. The contract was executed with the barge’s owner TOTE, to initiate the program for training of the tug and LNG barge crew, which will ultimately be subject to U.S. Coast Guard approval.
At present, there are no LNG specific competency and training standards for LNG barges that can serve as the basis to establish crew credentials and qualifications by the Flag authorities. GTT North America will collaborate with its sister company, GTT Training, STAR Center, an internationally recognized and U.S.C.G. accredited LNG training center, and TOTE to fully develop the training program and obtain the necessary approval from U.S.C.G.
“We are excited to partner with GTT and other stakeholders in developing a training program that sets the standard for safety when working with LNG.” noted Peter Keller, Executive Vice President of TOTE.