WinGD opens a training center in Singapore

Partnership with DCS Power PTE

WinGD has expanded its global training network through a partnership with DCS Power PTE in Singapore to deliver training on optimizing engine performance and preparing crews for the fuels of the future.

Located in Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world, this partnership is convenient for WinGD’s growing customer base in the region. Preparing crews for the new fuel-ready ships of the future will be provided through a variety of virtual and classroom training courses. The training will cover the entire engine portfolio, as well as operational aspects of the future fuel landscape, prioritizing engine safety and optimization.

WinGD Xpert virtual machine room experience. (Picture: WinGD)

A full-mission Engine Room Simulator (FMS) equipped with WinGD’s Xpert Virtual Reality Engine Room is a key part of the training program, to allow the crew to practice as a team to respond to scenarios actual emergencies involving the engine itself and any engine room systems, the company said.

“The complexity of the marine engine and its subsystems is increasing with the introduction of multi-fuel systems,” said WinGD’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Rudolf Holtbecker. “For optimal engine operation and maintenance, crews need to know the machines and the modalities associated with the fuels of the future. The focus on improving vessel efficiency with reduced fuel consumption will ensure that priority is given to reducing the carbon 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 Bombay, India.

Milton S. Rodgers