The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä said it is set to launch its new LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator at an event in Amsterdam later this month.
The simulator will promote greater safety onboard LNG fuelled vessels by improving the level of training for operators of LNG systems, the company said in its statement on Tuesday.
The design is based on Wärtsilä LNGPac and Gas Valve Unit (GVU) technologies and includes all auxiliary systems used in connection with the fuel supply. The design is also 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 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.
“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,” says Sergey Tarasov, solutions manager, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions.
Installations have been carried out at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Italy, Malaysia and Finland. The simulator can also be utilized for in-house training by ship owners and ship management companies.