Grupo Stier’s presence in the Canary Islands dates back to 1994. Its training arm, Centro de Estudios Marítimos del Atlántico (CEMA) offers practical and innovative training for the next generation of maritime professionals based on the island. For over 20 years CEMA has developed & delivered various programmes and activities with an emphasis on maritime studies. The company has trained more than 2,500 alumni from all over the world.
2015 will see a huge investment by the Group Stier in the development and operation of the Canary Island’s first Offshore Survival Training Centre. To be located in the Puerto de Taliarte, on land leased to it through a co-operation agreement with the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Stier Offshore Training Centre will be completed by April and fully operational by September 2015, providing approved offshore survival training in support of the Canaries growing offshore industry.
Grupo Stier is working in partnership with the SEFtec Group (which includes the National Maritime College of Ireland), the world’s leading supplier of offshore simulation equipment and training support consultancy.
“This project is one of the most exciting we have been involved in, the professionalism and focus of the Group Stier Team is truly impressive and the location of the Training Centre is unequalled. We have committed the full resources and expertise of the NMCI in support of this fantastic initiative and we are proud to be associated with both Group Stier and the Canary Islands.” Conor Mowlds, Head of the NMCI (MD SEFtec NMCI Offshore Ltd).
“After 20 years providing training services in the shipping market, Grupo Stier is very excited to develop this project with the support of NMCI, SEFtec and the Cabildo/City Hall de Gran Canaria as this will give the opportunity to train local people for the offshore business and will contribute to the Islands in the development of the offshore industry.” Ida Stier, CEO Grupo Stier
“ It is always exciting to work with ground breaking companies who are willing to introduce new products and services, It is my strong belief that the Canaries and the Oil gas sector will benefit greatly from Grupo Stiers investment and vision” Darren O`Sullivan, CEO SEFtec