Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Malaysia’s provider of integrated marine solutions Kasi Group.
Wärtsilä said that the simulator would be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services.
The delivery of a TechSim LCHS Network Class simulator to Kasi Group includes a total of five work stations, one for the instructor and four for the trainees.
Bo Caspersen, general manager of Kasi Group, said: “To achieve best operating practices, safety, and efficiency, first-rate crew training is essential. We are familiar with Wärtsilä’s competence in simulator systems having used them in our research and development program for some ten years already. We, therefore, had no hesitation in approaching Wärtsilä again when we were asked to provide training.”
According to Wärtsilä, the demand for training services for LNG bunkering vessel simulators has been rising since 2017, when only one single LNG bunkering vessel was in service.
By the end of 2018, this number had increased to a total of nine ships, and it is forecasted that a further 30 of these vessels will be delivered during the coming five years.