Huge investment, jobs and a raft of new courses

Huge investment, jobs and a raft of new courses - Survivex one year on from the acquisition.

Since its acquisition last November by global technology and training organisation, 3T Energy Group, offshore training company Survivex is thriving.

After joining the Group, Survivex together with its new sister company, AIS Training, became the UK’s largest energy sector trainer. And in the last 12 months alone, 3T Energy Group has invested more than £250k into Survivex’s facilities with the development of a brand-new fire ground and new scaffolding and rope access training areas. There have also been 14 new courses added to the company’s training portfolio in key skills areas such as scaffolding, asbestos awareness and rope access.

Alongside these new courses, Survivex has rolled out existing successful initiatives from AIS Training such as interest-free finance and sophisticated training management software to support new and existing customers.

As well as improved facilities and additional capabilities, Survivex has created 20 new jobs to accommodate growth in areas such as instructing, administration and finance.

These improvements have helped to drive new business wins with clients such as Bilfinger Salamis, who has just signed a seven-year contract extension with the Group. And the coming year looks set to be just as successful with more contract-wins and further investment in the pipeline.

3T Energy Group was formed early in 2018 by bringing together expertise from AIS Training and advanced simulator developer, Drilling Systems. Following the acquisition of Survivex last November, the Group added virtual reality and software specialist, NeutronVR to boost its technological capabilities.

Paul Knowles, vice president of training at 3T Energy Group, said: “Survivex has had a fantastic first year as part of the 3T Energy Group. The business has integrated extremely well and we are delighted to have been able to add value through considerable new investment. Customers across both the AIS Training and Survivex businesses have benefitted from our shared expertise and extensive group technological capabilities. As well as improving the overall delegate training experience, this has also helped to reduce costs for our business to business clients.

“We are now looking forward to an even more successful 2020 with some exciting announcements coming soon and more capital expenditure planned across the Group.”