Glasgow-based Stream Marine Training provides maritime and sea survival training for clients across the world and has chosen Tower Quays for its first base in England. Tony McDonough reports
A world class provider of maritime and sea survival training has chosen Wirral Waters as the base of its first training facility in England.
Stream Marine Training (SMT), headquartered in Glasgow, is a world-renowned specialist training provider for the global maritime industry.
It has chosen the dockside location of Tower Quays in Wirral Waters, with its close proximity to the Irish Sea and the offshore wind farm at Burbo Bank, as the ideal location for its new base.
SMT will offer training and consultancy services to the global maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction sectors.
Wirral Waters is focused on helping these sectors grow through jobs led projects such as the MEA Park waterside manufacturing campus and the £25m Maritime Knowledge Hub (MKH) project – the proposed use for the grade II listed Hydraulic Tower building.
MKH – a partnership between Liverpool John Moores University, Mersey Maritime, the Peel Group and Wirral Council – will be a place for innovation, collaboration, learning, training, and business development in the maritime sectors, and will put Wirral Waters on the marine industries’ global stage.
Martin White, chief executive of SMT, said: “This will be our second training hub in the UK, following our base at Glasgow Airport, and we believe it is the perfect location for us. Wirral Waters will be a shining example of growth in the maritime sector and we are really excited to play a key role in its regeneration.”
Chris Shirling-Rooke, chief executive of industry body Mersey Maritime, added: “One of the reasons Mersey Maritime was set up more than 15 years ago was to support maritime specific inward investment into the region, and collaboration is at the heart of this.
“We’re delighted that SMT will be opening a training facility in Wirral Waters adding to a region that is fast being recognised as a truly national centre of excellence.”