Major FPSO Competency Assurance Program - Case Study


The EUTEX Training Academy was appointed as the Training & Competency Assessment provider for Electrical Personnel constructing a major FPSO project.

A VLCC was being converted in Singapore for operation in Guyana where first oil was successfully produced on time – the competencies gained being a contributory factor to efficient compliant operations.

The Challenge

EUTEX had to implement a robust ‘Ex’ Competency program following the requirements of IEC 60079 – Explosive atmospheres – Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection

This standard contains specific requirements for the design, selection, erection and initial inspection of electrical installations in, or associated with, potentially explosive atmospheres

EUTEX delivered a program to cover the personal competencies required.

Our Approach

On successful completion candidates will understand:

  • General Principles of Explosion Protection
  • General Principles of Protection Types and Marking
  • Aspects of Equipment Design that affect the protection concept
  • Content of Certificates and Relevant Parts of IEC 60079-14 & IEC 60079-14
  • The Importance of Permit to Work Systems and Safe Isolation

And be Familiar with the Techniques for Selection and Erection of ‘Ex’ Equipment

This training involves the CompEx Scheme, which is the recognised global scheme for the protection of workers and assets in both offshore and onshore activities. The scheme assesses the competency of personnel who are working in environments with the potential risk of explosive atmospheres -The CompEx Certification Body is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17024 : 2012.


Our team understands that in a project, from vendors to manufacturers to clients and end-users, there are many fast-moving parts and expectations from all different facets of the project. Our philosophy is to ensure that the project is managed with the utmost communication and an open approach.


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Competency Assurance Program


EUTEX International is the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe!

EUTEX is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that provides hazardous area electrical products including cables, glands, and accessories. The company holds IECEx service facility status which allows our staff to provide hazardous area inspection and maintenance services along with staff training and assembly certification to ensure safe operations in potentially explosive environments.

Working in potentially explosive areas involves multiple risks, so minimizing those risks for the staff and assets is our highest priority.

We have been serving the energy industry since 1998 consistently working towards a safer work environment. EUTEX has built an extensive global footprint by supporting customers who really care about safety by making sure the products and services are a good fit for their purpose and compliant with international and local standards.

To date, EUTEX has registered offices and training centers in Australia, Canada, India, Myanmar, Scotland, Singapore, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates to better serve our global clientele.



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