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Case Study - Major FPSO Competency Assurance Program


The ATEC 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

Atec 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

ATEC 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 open approach.

About ATEC Services

We are a group of companies focused on services related to Hazardous Area Awareness and Asset Integrity. We provide specialized safety training and inspection services for companies who deal with the world of Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. From our inception over 11 Years ago, ATEC has without a doubt, been the go-to company for hazardous area compliance around the world.

With Offices, Training and Inspection Centers in Houston and Singapore, the group is dedicated to the safety of personnel and asset protection by supplying International NEC / IEC Electrical Cables & Hazardous Area Accessories, Atex, IECEx competence training, including CompEx assessments, facility compliance and equipment inspection services. 

Learn more about us here!



We are pleased to officially announce the merger of EUTEX International and ATEC. Effective February 14th, 2022, both companies will operate as EUTEX International. This merger makes EUTEX the leading electrical supplier of hazardous area products and services around the globe.

The merger comes as a conjoint effort to offer the worldwide energy and renewable industry an integrated and boundary-pushing approach to working safely in hazardous areas. Our team acknowledges that our products and services impact other people’s lives, so minimizing safety risks for personnel and assets has always been our highest priority.