Wärtsilä Launches Enhanced LNG Bunkering Training Simulator

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The technology group Wärtsilä is launching its new LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System simulator to raise training levels, says a press release published on their website.

Features and design of the simulator

Greater safety

The simulator will promote greater safety onboard LNG fuelled vessels by improving the level of training for operators of LNG systems. 

Design

The design is:

  • based on the well proven Wärtsilä LNGPac and Gas Valve Unit (GVU) technologies, and includes all auxiliary systems used in connection with the fuel supply. 
  • in accordance with the STCW requirements for training seafarers onboard gas fuelled ships to standards demanded by the IGF Code – the international code of safety.

The official launch of the simulator

The official launch of the Wärtsilä LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator takes place at the Global LNG Bunkering Summit 2020 conference, being held in Amsterdam from January 28 to 30.

What does the simulator offer?

  • The scope of simulation includes all operations related to the use of LNG fuel, from bunkering to gas fuel supply and engine operations, as well as troubleshooting.
  • It provides realistic representation of the user interface for remote and local operating posts, as well as animated 3D visualisation to facilitate situational awareness training. 
  • A ready prepared set of scenarios for tutorials and assessments is available as an additional option.

Designed to raise training levels 

Sergey Tarasov, Solutions Manager, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions said, “As the move towards LNG fuel gathers pace in the marine industry, it is essential that crews are thoroughly and expertly trained on handling the related systems. This new simulator is designed to raise training levels on LNG bunkering and supply systems, and will therefore also raise onboard safety levels.”

Simulator purchase and installation info

The Wärtsilä LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System simulator is available as a one-off purchase or on an annual subscription basis. 

Tailored to the customer’s needs

It is part of the successful TechSim 5000 product line, which includes various engine room and liquid cargo handling simulators that have been installed in training centres around the world. The LNGPac simulator enables a number of different configurations tailored to the customer’s needs.

Installations

Installations have been carried out at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Italy, Malaysia and Finland. 

In-house training

The simulator can also be utilised for in-house training by ship owners and ship management companies.

Media contacts:

Mr Sergey Tarasov

Solutions Manager, Voyage Solutions

Wärtsilä Marine

Tel: +7 812 3253131

sergey.tarasov@wartsila.com

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund

General Manager, Positioning, Marine Business Marketing

Wärtsilä Corporation

Tel: +358 10 709 1439

marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

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Source: Wärtsilä

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