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DNV to support skills development with new Abu Dhabi industrial knowledge training hub

DNV will provide comprehensive knowledge and skills programs from its new training facility

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2024- DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has today formally opened its new Training Hub for Industrial Knowledge (THInK) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The dedicated training facility, which is the first of its kind in the region, will offer a range of comprehensive programs, underscoring DNV’s commitment to enhancing the abilities of those entering, and already in, multiple industry sectors. Ensuring that workers have the latest skills and knowledge is essential for businesses to thrive and create a competitive advantage in what is a rapidly evolving and challenging industry.

From today, those interested in expanding their industrial knowledge can gain valuable insights and practical experiences through a variety of courses.

THInK will offer a personal and customizable approach to development, offering in-person, virtual, and hybrid training sessions. DNV will also make use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology to safely replicate hands-on experiences in high-risk industries.

The hub will allow access to a variety of internationally accredited courses on safety, lifting, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP), earth moving machinery and scaffolding, among others.

Fully customized classes can be developed and adapted to meet the specific needs of clients or industries.

Each course is designed to cater to different areas of expertise and will be taught by trainers with years of field experience and are still involved in real-life projects on a daily basis.

Mohamed Houari, Global Managing Director of DNV Inspection, DNV

Mohamed Houari, Global Managing Director of DNV Inspection, said: “I am very pleased with the official opening of DNV’s new Training Hub for Industrial Knowledge, THInK. The hub and its programs were developed in collaboration with industry leaders to create a dedicated learning space that can benefit newcomers and established professionals alike.”

“THInK will become a repository of industry knowledge that will truly allow people to realize their full potential and accelerate their development. This will be done through a combination of traditional training methods as well as innovative methodologies such as Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. Last but not least, THInK is the latest testimony of our investment in UAE and our commitment to In-Country-Value.”

For more information about DNV's THInK facility and its range of training courses, please visit

About DNV

DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. As a trusted voice for many of the world's most successful organizations, DNV helps seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations.

DNV uses its broad experience and deep expertise to advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry standards, and inspire and invent solutions.

Training Hub for Industrial Knowledge (THInK) - Building competence through training

DNV strongly believes that investment in training allows individuals and companies to take control of their future. In today's interconnected global market, continual learning is paramount for success. The worldwide transition towards a knowledge-driven economy highlights the importance for organizations to cultivate a highly informed and proficient workforce.

Crafted in collaboration with employers, industry associations, and technical and management specialists, DNV’s programs are designed to meet the market's demands and maintain their relevance.

For more information:
Training Hub for Industrial Knowledge (THInK):
Das Tower, Unit 902
110 Al Bateen Street, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates