Spanish Maritime Cluster recognises DNV GL’s Maritime Academy


2015.01.12 PRe Maritime Academy Spain AwardDNV GL’s Maritime Academy has been recognised for its training programme by the Spanish Maritime Cluster.

DNV GL received the “Impulso a la Formación” award, in recognition of the Maritime Academy’s efforts in the Maritime Training Sector in Spain. The award is under the patronage of King Felipe VI and honours initiatives that improve training programmes and promote the development of new opportunities for professionals in the Spanish maritime sector. It also rewards projects that enable professionals to more easily move careers to a new maritime subsector.

“We feel very honoured to receive this award. It acknowledges our commitment to share the knowledge and expertise available in DNV GL with our customers and encourages us to find new ways to help customers keep up to date and make more informed business decisions”, said Maria Teresa Pisabarro Castanedo, Manager of the Maritime Academy Spain.

The demand for training courses is steadily growing in Spain. “We are still a maritime nation and the task of reindustrialising the country needs to be taken seriously,” Alejandro Aznar, President of the Spanish Maritime Cluster (Clúster Marítimo Español), stressed at the award ceremony in Madrid.

The DNV GL Maritime Academy Spain has trained more than 400 professionals over the past two years. The courses focus on preparing clients for the challenges posed by changes in the market or current and upcoming regulatory requirements. DNV GL’s work in Spain was also recognised by the Spanish Naval Architects Association (AINE). It recently presented DNV GL with an award for the “Best Company linked to the Maritime Sector”.

Clúster Marítimo Español (CME) is a not-for-profit corporation that convenes industry, research and educational institutions, innovators, maritime services, and public leaders as trade associations, regional clusters and unions to coordinate the maritime cluster in Spain.

Maria Teresa Pisabarro Castanedo, Manager DNV GL Academy Spain (third from right) accepted the “Impulso a la Formacion” award on behalf of DNV GL.