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Wärtsilä to outfit UK’s largest marine simulation centre

(l-r) Lars Lippuner, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering; Alex Ponomarev, Wärtsilä; Muhammad Shafique and Syamantak Bhattacharya, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering (l-r) Lars Lippuner, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering; Alex Ponomarev, Wärtsilä; Muhammad Shafique and Syamantak Bhattacharya, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

Wärtsilä reports that it has agreed a deal to provide a package of marine simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, UK.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Scheduled to complete in spring 2019, Wärtsilä says this will be the largest marine simulation training centre in the UK, and will be subject to a five-year continuous service agreement.

“We are extremely proud to have been selected to provide the simulators for this very important training facility,” said Joonas Makkonen, vice president, voyage solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

“The quality and flexibility of our solutions are the highest on the market, and have been developed to deliver the most realistic and valuable training possible for the marine officers of the future. The digital technology used aligns very closely with Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine initiatives, whereby high levels of digitalisation and connectivity are employed to deliver even greater efficiencies.”

The simulator complex will provide decision support, analysis, and training based on live data received from ships and ports. The Wärtsilä scope of supply includes navigational bridges, engine room, liquid cargo handling, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and crane operation simulators.

“The simulation centre will be a central pillar of our maritime education, training and research programme. We are very pleased to be able to call on the global experience and extensive industry know-how of Wärtsilä in making this project a success,” said Syamantak Bhattacharya, dean of Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime, Science and Engineering.

The equipment technology is provided by Transas, which was acquired by Wärtsilä in May 2018.{/mprestriction}

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