EXPERTS TO THE WELDING INDUSTRY
Marex Subsea Welds Training Center is the unique center certified by ABS Academy - Maritime Education and Training Courses (G-CMET).
This constitutes an innovation in the Diving Industry. In an industry framed by rules that are ever-changing Marex differentiates itself through the tireless pursuit of innovation and investment on knowledge.
We continually adapt to the changing world in which we operate and we believe that innovation is a key component to being in a field with such global implications.
After having successfully completed the course, the Student between others, will receive a Certificate with the ABS Academy Logo which will enable him as a Diver/Welder to work easier in the worldwide Shipping Industry and become accepted by all major Classification Societies.
The WeldCraft-Pro® is a bespoke welder-diver training course that is available, to approved schools, under Speciality's Enterprises teaching programme and comes with a certificate of verified achievement issued by EAL. Mr. David Keats is the author of WeldCraft-Pro training programme and managing director of Speciality Enterprises.
EAL is part of SEMTA - Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and is UK’s leading awarding-body for engineering qualifications. This certification provides independent, quality assured, audited controls for the WeldCraft-Pro® training programme, thus, making it the only externally awarded underwater welding training programme to issue internationally recognized/verified qualifications anywhere in the world. More information about EAL and SEMTA can be found here.
The programme is also recognised by IMarEST, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. The training course is based on an 80 hour working programme, split over two phases (dry and wet). The course is open to both non-welders and welders alike and follows the guidelines for The European Welding Federation (EWF) syllabus 570-01 for fillet welder - plate (see course syllabus for full details).
The WeldCraft-Pro® uses a well proven, detailed documented methodology, utilizing our professional teaching materials, expertise and accreditation, but using our own approved instructor(s). This allows us to run a recognized-verified welding programme, using approved teaching materials, delivered through our school and staff, which results in internationally recognized certification, issued under our Test Center status.
Underwater Welder Training - Individual Diver Application
If you are interested in underwater welding read on. Learning to weld underwater has never been easier and ‘NO’ you don’t have to be a skilled welder to benefit from our training. Although underwater ‘wet-stick’ welding is manual metal arc (MMA) welding, we can teach you the skills more quickly and effectively, as the techniques used are far less involved than with conventional dry (MMA) welding.
A highly specialised training programme, designed for commercial divers serious about obtaining high quality MMA welding skills both above and below waterline. The course follows the guidelines as stated under the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Welding Federation (EWF), with qualifications being awarded in accordance with BS EN ISO 15618-1 and/or AWS D3.6M-2017 for fillet welds on plate. The training is designed to equip commercial divers with all the skills necessary to produce high quality fillet welds. Students will also cover all the relevant theory associated with the MMA welding process. Each specific topic is covered by a lecture where the learning outcome is clearly identified.
An intensive two-week, closely supervised course, providing both theoretical and practical hands-on experience for both wet and dry welding. The course consists of a series of lectures together with written and practical assignments and ultimately culminates in an end of course (closed book) examination and fillet welder qualification test. The practical exercises concentrate on developing the skills necessary to produce high quality defect free fillet welds, and the theory is covered by a series of lectures.
Which is MAREX’s role?
Marex is not a Diving School but an Official Provider of WeldCraft-Pro and an Approved Wet Welding Training Center by Speciality Enterprises and ABS Academy, specialized in Coded Wet Welding Training for Commercial Divers. Marex is an experienced company for Wet Welding and Mr. George Maroudas is an Approved Instructor of WeldCraft-Pro by Speciality Enterprises. Moreover, Mr. Maroudas is a High rated Class I (A) Coded Wet Welder for both Codes (EN ISO 15618-1:2016 & AWS D3.6M:2017.
What makes Marex Unique?
Marex Subsea Welds Training Center is the unique center certified by ABS Academy - Maritime Education and Training Courses (G-CMET). This constitutes an innovation in the Diving Industry. In an industry framed by rules that are ever-changing Marex differentiates itself through the tireless pursuit of innovation and investment on knowledge. We continually adapt to the changing world in which we operate and we believe that innovation is a key component to being in a field with such global implications. After having successfully completed the course, the Student between others, will receive a Certificate with the ABS Stamp which will enable him as a Diver/Welder to work easier in the worldwide Shipping Industry and become accepted by all major Classification Societies.
Marex is the only company/training center which has its own Laboratory, and a dedicated Dipl. Metallurgist Engineer made to conduct Destructive and Non-Destructive Tests.
During the training period of its course participant and after the production of every specimen special Destructive Tests are made to ensure the quality of the participants Wet Welding. This demonstrates and ensures the progress of the participant's work which becomes measurable. This fact gives a better understanding of the Craft of Welding to all candidates.
What Certificates are issued?
EAL issue certificates under International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Welding Federation (EWF) against guideline document 570-01 for fillet welder-plate with certificates of Welder Approval Issued under Speciality Enterprises, Zurich, G.A.T.S. & Marex (UKAS/SAFed) accreditation to either:EN ISO 15618-1:2016 or AWS D3.6M:2017
Are these the official Certificates for Coded Wet Welding?
Yes, these Certificates are the official Coded Wet Welding Certs in accordance with:
EN ISO 15618-1:2016
All Classifications Society & Organizations are following those two standards. Moreover, those two standards are the leaders of Coded Wet Welding and operate under the umbrella of European Committee and American Welding Society.
Cost of the course
The total cost for the course is 4,300.00£ (GBP) / Candidate. On deposit day candidates will convert the sum in Euro. Every candidate will receive a detailed email with all relevant information about accommodation, duration but also responsibilities regarding Diving Certificate, Medical Certificate, etc. before he/she starts training.
For those who are not qualified as HSE, IMCA, IDSA certificate holders etc. Commercial Divers, but there are holders of a national certificate concerning Commercial Diving and are not familiar with surface supply diving equipment an extra 3-4 days training course (for the familiarization with the equipment) is required in order to start the Welding Course (No individual certificate issued). The cost is 1,375.00£ (GBP) per Candidate. On deposit day candidates will convert the sum in Euro .A discount of 5% will be given to candidates for early booking (Not Applicable yet)
To consider yourself as a candidate submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Commercial Diving Certificate (HSE, IMCA, IDSA and/or other National body (PDF copy)
- Valid Medical Certificate (PDF copy)
- Valid Passport (PDF copy)
- The contract agreement signed (PDF copy)
- Deposit the total sum prior course started at the given Bank details and send the Bank transaction (PDF copy) or book and pay online.