WinGD opens training center in Singapore
23 February 2022
Partnership with DCS Power PTE
WinGD has expanded its global training network through a partnership with DCS Power PTE in Singapore to deliver training for optimizing engine performance and for preparing crews for the fuels of the future.
Located in Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world, this partnership offers convenience for WinGD’s expanding customer base in the region. Preparing crews for the new future-fuel ready vessels will be delivered through a variety of both virtual and classroom-based training courses. The training will cover the full portfolio of engines, as well as the operational aspects of the future fuel landscape, prioritizing safety and engine optimization.
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, the company said.
“The complexity of the marine engine and its sub systems are increasing with the introduction of multi-fuel systems,” said WinGD Director of Operations Dr. Rudolf Holtbecker. “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.”
WinGD operates four training centers located in Winterthur, Switzerland; Busan, Korea; Shanghai, China; and Athens, Greece. Authorized, third-party training partners are also located in Szczecin, Poland; Subic Bay, Philippines; and in Mumbai, India.