The company will provide the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA), located in Varna, Bulgaria, with two additional mini-bridge simulators.
The solution includes hardware and software for two Wärtsilä NTPro bridge simulators. Included in the order is the extension of the functionality of an existing engine room simulator. When completed, the new facilities will be able to accurately simulate actual operating conditions onboard a ship.
"Safety and efficiency at sea are key pillars in Wärtsilä's Smart Marine approach. By providing the opportunity for maritime students to attain realistic, hands-on training with the latest navigational systems we are endorsing our commitment to this approach. We design our systems in close collaboration with training institutions around the world to provide the most comprehensive, flexible, and customised solutions possible," said Shalbuz Talibov, Senior Commercial Project Manager, Wärtsilä.
The installation of Wärtsilä's training solution is timed to coincide with the start of the new academic year 2019/2020. NVNA, the oldest technical educational institution in Bulgaria, already operates a number of the company's simulators, developed and supplied by Transas. The order was placed in Q2 2019.