Wärtsilä Equips Wavelink Maritime Institute With Cutting-Edge Dual-Fuel Simulator Technology


Technology group Wärtsilä has supplied advanced dual-fuel engine simulator technology to Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI), enhancing maritime training capabilities. This technology supports the maritime industry’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 by upskilling crews to handle new and alternative fuels.

Advanced Simulation Technology

Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel simulators are designed to train seafarers in modern efficiency concepts and next-generation marine fuels. These simulators feature virtual reality elements to create realistic scenarios and cloud-based simulations integrated with Wavelink’s learning management system. This blended learning approach ensures a comprehensive training experience for maritime professionals.

Comprehensive Training Facilities

The simulation suite at WMI includes a full-mission bridge with 270-degree visualization and a part-task bridge with 120-degree visualization, providing hands-on ship handling training compliant with international standards. Additionally, technical simulators offer full-mission and multi-functional classroom setups for engine-room and liquid cargo handling training, ensuring that trainees are well-prepared for real-world maritime operations.

Partnerships and Future Goals

Wärtsilä and WMI have a strong partnership dating back to 2014, with the launch of a maritime simulation center. The new simulation suite continues this collaboration, equipping graduates to safely operate technologically advanced vessels and preparing them for the decarbonized future of shipping. This partnership underscores the importance of continuous upskilling in response to climate regulation and the adoption of alternative fuels.

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Source: Wartsila