Two more mini-bridge stimulators will be supplied by Wärtsilä to the Varna, Bulgaria located Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA). Various Wärtsilä stimulators are already being operated in the academy which are developed and supplied by Transas. The order was placed in Q2 2019.
The hardware and software are included in the state-of-the-art solution of the two Wärtsilä NTPro bridge simulators. The scope also comprises the expansion of the functionality of the already present engine room stimulators so as to make the up to the latest standards.
Top notch advanced training will be provided to the students after the completion of installation and upgradation of the stimulators. The stimulation of the real operation conditions on board ships will help the students be better prepared for their future at sea.
“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,” says Shalbuz Talibov, Senior Commercial Project Manager at Wärtsilä.
This training solution by Wärtsilä is timed so as to coincide it with the start of the new academic year 2019/2020. NVNA is the oldest technical educational institution in Bulgaria. Innovative Maritime Solutions Ltd that represents Wärtsilä locally helped in the negotiation of the order with Wärtsilä.