WinGD & DCS Partner To Upskill Crew for Future-fuel Ready Vessels


Singapore’s DCS POWER PTE LTD (DCS) has partnered up with Swiss’ engine developer WinGD to deliver advanced training for optimising engine performance and preparing crews for the fuels of the future, reports the WinGD website.

Enhancing the global training network

The new training partnership, which started 22 February will combine the skills and expertise of WinGD with those of machinery specialist DCS, further enhancing the global training network for the engine developer, said WinGD.

The partnership offers optimal convenience for WinGD’s expanding customer base in Singapore.

Preparing crews for the new future-fuel ready vessels

Preparing crews for the new future-fuel ready vessels, the training will cover the full portfolio of engines, as well as the operational aspects of the future fuel landscape, prioritising safety and engine optimisation.

A Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (FMS) equipped with WinGD’s virtual-reality engine room Xpert is a key feature of the training program, to allow the crew to train as a team for responding to real-life emergency scenarios involving the engine itself and all engine room systems.

Improving vessel efficiency 

Dr. Rudolf Holtbecker, WinGD Director of Operations, said the complexity of the marine engine and its sub systems are increasing with the introduction of multi-fuel systems.

For optimal operation and engine maintenance, crews need to be familiar with the machinery and the modalities associated with the fuels of the future. The emphasis on improving vessel efficiency with reduced fuel consumption will ensure that priority is given for reducing the emissions footprint,” he said.

Crew to be equipped with essential skills

WinGD Director of Sales, Volkmar Galke, who was in Singapore for the opening, said more than ever before, crew need to be equipped with the essential skills and confidence to be prepared for sailing on both new and existing vessels.

The addition of our new training partnership in Singapore positions us in one of the biggest global shipping hubs in the world, offering our customers confidence and convenience as we equip their crew with the skills they need to operate the vessels of the future,” he said.

Meanwhile, DCS provides ​​full technical servicing, such as hydraulic works and main propulsion system service to ship owners and managers under the supervision of experienced service engineers and naval architects.

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Source: WinGD