As part of their recruitment strategy, Teekay Gas, one of the largest independent vessel owners in the world, have engaged in a cadet programme with the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), with the objective of forming sustainable seafarer opportunities. In the first year, there will be 12 cadet sponsorships. These include; five deck, five engine, and two electrical cadets. This is an exciting time for Teekay Gas and the relationship established with NMCI ensures that the fleet will be supported with highly skilled Deck, Engineering and Electrical Officers as the company continues to grow.
Teekay Shipping was established in 1973 by Torben Karlshoej whose initials now form the company name. Teekay LNG is a global operator with offices on every continent. The operations centre for LNG is delivered from their office in Scotland, with their corporate headquarters located in Vancouver, Canada. Teekay has also expanded across new business areas to include not only oil but LNG and Offshore Production and Storage across four publicly traded companies on the New York Stock Exchange.
Teekay Shipping entered the LNG market in 2004 with the acquisition of 4 LNG Vessels. The company has experienced steady growth and now own and operate a total of 27 LNG vessels. These 27 vessels include:
9 steam turbine vessels
4 slow speed diesel with full reliquification plant 11 DFDE/TFDE
Over the next 3 years Teekay will be expanding its fleet by another 13 vessels. Within this expansion will be x6 ARC7 ice breakers, the world’s first. The first ice breaker, the Eduard Toll, will deliver in January, 2018.
“Securing the relationship with Teekay LNG is another giant leap forward for not only the NMCI but for Maritime Ireland. Officer cadetships of this quality means that young Irish men and women can pursue well paid, high-end, challenging careers with one of the world’s leading blue-chip energy companies, the opportunities within TK are virtually limitless. For Ireland Inc. this is an opportunity to develop the country’s maritime expertise in the expanding LNG trades, ensuring that we have Irish decision makers and influencers in seagoing and shore-based roles in the coming years, supporting the future of the NMCI and our offshore and port sectors”. says Conor Mowlds, Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland
“Teekay Gas have a proven track record of integrity and commitment, relying on the delivery of excellent cadet and officer based training across their LNG fleet to guarantee continued success. As Maritime Industry Liaison Officer, I’m excited with the opportunity to partner with one of the world’s largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers and we are thrilled to be part of such a wonderful gain for the NMCI and its entire student cohort” added Annette Coughlan - Maritime Industry Liaison Officer, National Maritime College of Ireland.
Given the recent increases in cadet intake, and the expansion of the Chevron Cadet Programme, the return of Shell, continued support from the Cruise Line operators, not to mention exciting companies such as Ardmore and D’Amico the NMCI is certainly setting the pace when it comes to Cadet training.