The MPI Group is a publishing, training and marketing company that has been involved in the marine industry since 1981.
The MPI Group was originally formed to publish the well respected ship repair, maintenance and conversion magazine Drydock, which it still does to this day. Since those early days The MPI Group has produced a number of publications and delivered many training courses. This has given the group an impressive list of contacts and a detailed knowledge of the industry.
Corrodere Academy is the most advanced and innovative method of education and training for the surface treatment and coatings industry.
PCE International is a quarterly publication that continues to unite the International protective and marine coatings markets.
Fitz’s Atlas is the No.1 Resource for Coating Specialists, Inspectors and Surveyors Worldwide, serving as an invaluable companion for those working in the Coatings Industry.
Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance-learning diplomas, with courses written and directed by experts in their field.
If you are involved in ship repair and maintenance afloat or in drydock you cannot afford to be without Drydock Magazine.
Satzuma Creative is a web & print design studio based in Peel House, Farnham. We work with many high profile clients and provide good quality design both quickly and affordably.
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Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering...
by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Coronavirus has made us look at not only how we can deliver training but also how we examine the outcomes of the training delivered. We at the Corrodere Academy are looking at new innovative ways of delivering the best possible training experiences. As we entered a new decade I’ve had time to reflect on the... Read More The post Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training […]
NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting
by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm
We are pleased to announce that the SSPC Train the painter Thermal Metal Spraying and Water Jetting have now been included in the Highways England NHSS19A document. The two modules are mandatory for any applicators undertaking either discipline as a part of a Highways England or Transport Scotland project from January 2020. For further information... Read More The post NHSS19A TMS and Water […]
by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm
The Highways Electrical Skills Academy have now adopted SSPC Train the painter as the only training provider for their sector schemes. All members of the HESA who conduct painting operations will be required to have their applicators trained by the Corrodere Academy. The following disciplines are trained and assessed for operatives working on projects for... Read More The post HESA course […]
Certification at Ferrous Protection
by corrodere on April 29, 2020 at 7:58 pm
The SSPC C6, C7 & C12 certification schemes were developed in the United States to provide 3rd party certification of Industrial coating applicators, blast cleaning operatives and spray painters. The scheme meets the requirements of ISO17024 and is recognised by many organisations including the US Navy. SSPC Train the painter. Ferrous Protection in Delph Lancashire... Read More The […]
In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan...
by studio on February 27, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Since joining Burgess Yacht Brokers at the age of 23, Jonathan Beckett has become one of the most successful and experienced yacht brokers in the industry, having orchestrated the sale of many of the world’s most famous yachts. From 1981 to 1983, he worked in Monaco with the company’s founder Nigel Burgess, before moving to The post In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan […]
Q&A with Course Director Toby Maclaurin
by studio on November 4, 2019 at 9:35 am
As an enthusiastic yachtsman, Toby Maclaurin has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has also completed two Atlantic crossings in small yachts. Toby has served on the council of ABYA (Association of British Yacht Agents) and was elected to the MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association) governing board in 2008, before completing The post Q&A with Course […]
Giving students the freedom to further their...
by studio on July 1, 2019 at 11:12 am
Giving students the freedom to further their career goals The Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance learning diplomas, and we help thousands of students from all around the world to enhance their knowledge and further their careers. We spoke to Lina Velickaite, an experienced Chief Stewardess with a demonstrated history The post Giving students the […]
In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh...
by studio on February 13, 2019 at 11:13 am
When it comes to enhancing your maritime career development, you can’t beat practical insider knowledge and years of experience. This is why our courses are designed and written by experts who have all done their time in the industry and who know the ins and outs of it – enabling them to offer current and The post In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh McQuaid appeared first […]
‘Quay’ workers applauded
by Drydock Magazine on May 27, 2020 at 12:48 pm
Leaders of a North East port have heaped praise on the unsung key workers supporting supply chains that keep goods flowing in and out of the UK, after seeing a surge in business during lockdown. Councillor Graeme Miller, chair of the Port of Sunderland board, and Matthew Hunt, port director, said that teams involved in [...] The post ‘Quay’ workers applauded appeared first on Drydock […]
Simultaneous repairs in South and Central America
by Drydock Magazine on May 15, 2020 at 1:05 pm
During one week in early April, Metalock Brasil carried out simultaneous repairs on three vessels in three different countries in South and Central America. On an oil tanker, moored in Cristóbal, Panama, a Metalock cold stitching technician inspected an auxiliary engine to prepare for the subsequent metal stitching of the engine block. On a passenger [...] The post Simultaneous […]
Port of Cork and CLdN Ro-Ro SA agree new RoRo...
by Drydock Magazine on May 15, 2020 at 8:39 am
The Port of Cork and Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Navigation (CLdN) have announced a new weekly RoRo freight service between Cork, Ireland and the Port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium. The Port of Zeebrugge, Europe’s largest Ro-Ro handling port, is within 550 kilometres of 60% of the EU’s purchasing power. More than 200 global ports have direct [...] The post Port of Cork and CLdN Ro-Ro SA […]
New exhaust gas cleaning systems (marine...
by Drydock Magazine on May 15, 2020 at 7:49 am
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Verolme Special Equipment for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), widely known as Marine Scrubbers. The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of services for on board scrubber installations – [...] […]
Weathering the storm in the oil & gas industry
by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm
In these days of plummeting oil prices and uncertainty on every side, it is important for rig owners and operators to have a good layup strategy in place. This will help them retain the value of their assets until the market warrants bringing them back online. Corrosion protection is a key part of keeping those [...] The post Weathering the storm in the oil & gas industry appeared first on […]
Nouryon launches elastomeric cool roof coatings...
by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm
Nouryon is launching a new solution for the building and construction market that boosts the effectiveness of energy-saving ‘cool roof’ coatings by improving their ability to reflect light and enhancing their self-cleaning properties. The new concept combines Nouryon’s Expancel expandable thermoplastic microspheres, which reflect light, and its Levasil colloidal silica, which […]
Elcometer Technical Manager appointed as NACE...
by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm
Following the recent formation of their new Standards Board, NACE International, a worldwide corrosion prevention organisation, has appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as their Vice Chair. David has been elected as Vice Chair due to his proven leadership role within Elcometer Limited and familiarity with NACE International as a whole and its Technical Committees [...] The […]
International Paint deliver critical products for...
by PCE International on May 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm
AkzoNobel has recently managed to successfully deliver critical International Paint for the construction of quarantine facilities in Hong Kong. Over 5,000 tonnes of anti-corrosive protective coating were safely delivered to the quarantine facilities. The sustainable, low VOC coating will protect the facility’s steel structure for the next 15 years, even during harsh weather conditions. In […]