A broad product portfolio, advanced technology and experience-based instruction have placed Maersk Training in the world elite when it comes to training courses and training activities targeted at the offshore and maritime industries.

Maersk Training headquarters are located in Svendborg, Denmark, just a few kilometres from where A.P. Moller - Maersk was founded in 1904. But what used to be an internal training facility for Maersk Drilling is now an independent business unit in the Maersk Group, offering worldclass training to major international Customers within the fields of oil & gas, maritime and offshore wind power.

An important step on the way to becoming a leading international player was the merger of Maersk Training and SVITZER Safety Services in 2010. 

“The merger with SVITZER Safety Services added courses like survival training, fire fighting and helicopter underwater escape  training to our portfolio. This means that we can now offer a complete suite of courses and training activities relevant to the specific industries we are working for,” says Claus Bihl, CEO of Maersk Training. 

Maersk Training has some 120 employees and a large number of external consultants working in eight training centres around the world. The training activities cover everything from deep-water well control to piracy survival.  

“We have a strong product portfolio covering nine specialist areas. And we are probably the only training company in the world that can offer one-stop-shopping to Customers in the offshore industry,” says Claus Bihl, adding that Maersk Training offers the same high level of quality at all their centres around the world. 

Besides courses covering the fields of Wind, Oil & Gas and Maritime, Maersk Training offers learning activities and specialist training within the subjects of Survival, Safety, Security, People Skills, Crane Operations and HR Services. 


In February 2010, Maersk Training inaugurated the world’s most advanced  offshore supply vessel simulator. The  simulator features a full-mission bridge, complete with 360 degree vision, giving the students the full view from the top. 

Real life accidents take center stage as well, though. As soon as the causes behind the disastrous blowout at Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf were known, Maersk Training developed a state-of-theart drilling simulator able to simulate what happened during the catastrophe.

“Unfortunately, accidents still happen. When they do, it is our job to do everything we can to prevent them from happening again. Using advanced technology, we can recreate every detail to help our students learn as much as possible from the incident,” Claus Bihl stresses.


Besides advanced technology, Maersk Training relies on knowledge and experience. Being part of the Maersk Group, many of the instructors come directly from oil rigs or supply vessels. To ensure that they stay up to date with what is going on at sea, Maersk Training runs a rotation programme where the instructors take turns being assigned to a Maersk vessel for >a year at a time.

“And we don’t just assign them to the first ship with an empty bunk,” Claus Bihl points out. “We send them to work on the newest vessels fitted with the latest equipment and technologies.” 

“We know the business and we work intensively with the quality of the training, both with regard to instructors and facilities. The fact that so much of the training we offer is based on hands-on experience is an added value for our Customers. This component is an important reason why Maersk Training always offers a better learning experience,” concludes Claus Bihl. 

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