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Wärtsilä Expands Services Offering in the Netherlands

Posted on April 9, 2009

Wärtsilä expands its services capacity in the Netherlands with new, larger premises and a modern training center. With this large-scale training establishment, Wärtsilä is able to offer its customers, its own employees and educational institutions, a broad package of technical training programs. In addition, Wärtsilä inaugurated new and larger services premises in Ijmuiden last week.

The Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy at Waalwijk covers an area of 2000 square meters and contains nine schooling rooms, four conference rooms, and a large workshop. The new center is one of ten Wärtsilä training centers worldwide. "In 2009, we expect to welcome some 800 to 1000 students to Waalwijk. We are very pleased to have the Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy here, where we can provide, among others, training programs for propulsion, automation and engine products," says Job van der Burgt, Vice President Services, Wärtsilä in the Netherlands.

The Wärtsilä Land & Sea facility offers product-specific training programs in the area of diesel engines and propulsion systems, as well as customized training. The training center has the latest teaching tools, such as simulators for operating systems, and smart boards to explain the technology. To support the theoretical programs, the workshop has a large number of engines and propellers for hands-on practical work.

Last week, Wärtsilä inaugurated new modern services premises in Ijmuiden, also in the Netherlands, which cover an area of 3000 square metres. The new premises include office space, an in-house schooling room, and an impressive workshop. The new larger workshop enables the company to deliver a broad range of services. The workshop has state-of-the-art machines and portable tools to carry out repairs and maintenance work, both in the workshop itself and on board the vessels.

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