Singapore-based ATEC Group has announced a joint venture with Cyprus-based Uniteam Training Limited to provide CompEx training and assessments in Yangon to tap the growing need for certified electrical and mechanical technicians in the country.
CompEx (Competency in Ex atmospheres) is a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical practitioners and designers working in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Yangon becomes the fourth place where ATEC offers hazardous area training, following Houston, Singapore and Dubai. Since 2012, ATEC has conducted hazardous area equipment inspections and serviced products in Myanmar from its Singapore hub.
“We are very excited to enter into an alliance with ATEC for Myanmar; it will further enhance our portfolio of training solutions to provide yet another vital piece of competency in the market,” Uniteam said in a statement.
Myanmar government opened up the rights to explore the bulk of its offshore reserves last year to international oil and gas majors by inviting bids for 19 deep- and 11 shallow-water blocks. This has spurred a demand for electrical and mechanical technicians who are adept to working in explosive atmospheres.
ATEC Group said it will continue to expand into new regions with electrical cables, hazardous area accessories, ex inspections, training, engineering and commissioning services.
Source: Myanmar Business Today