Total Lubmarine seals training deal with Vladivostok Maritime University
TOTAL Lubmarine, the French marine
lubes specialist, is strengthening its links with Asian maritime training
institutes after tying up a deal with
Preliminary links have already been
established after one of the university’s teaching
staff attended a Total Lubmarine technical conference last week in
Total Lubmarine Asia Pacific
managing director Caroline Huot will visit
“I have to say that of
all our co-operations this one is the most important to me,” Ms Huot told
Lloyd’s List. This is because there are wide areas of development in an
She added that with the opening up of the development of the oil and gas industry in northern Russian “we are somewhat pioneering”.
Ms Huot said that while most maritime colleges have developed courses on lubrication, the general feeling is they do not go far enough.
Consequently, the aim of forging closer links with maritime universities is to offer Total’s technical and operational expertise to help students understand more about the importance of lubricants in the efficient running of ships’ engines.
General issues such as the safe storage and use of lubricants onboard are also considered.
As part of this co-operation, Ms Huot said the company arranges visits to ships to show cadets what to check, how to carry out lubes checks onboard and other related issues. She said that at a general level it also familiarises them with shipboard operations.
The tie-up with
“We have had ongoing co-operation with Dalian Maritime University for several years and Tokyo Maritime University as well,” Ms Huot said.
She added that while the
Ms Huot acknowledged cadets would later work for companies such as Fesco and Cosco so there is an advantage in introducing them to Total Lubmarine products at an early stage in their careers. But she added that these and other firms are already large customers. As a result Total Lubmarine has a genuine interest in helping educate maritime students.