Software solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä have been selected for installation in three maritime training centers. The turnkey systems will allow training to commence immediately after the site acceptance. The Rotterdam based STC Group, an international maritime transport, and logistics education provider have ordered the systems. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in April 2019.
The latest approaches to navigation, and equip trainees with the skills needed onboard modern vessels will be taught by The Wärtsilä Navi-Trainer Professional (NTPRO) 5000 software. Wärtsilä’s unique and tailored approach to the set task, together with its highly customizable software solutions were cited as being key considerations in the contract award.
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“The three new simulator classrooms to be installed at STC Group locations in Rotterdam, Stellendam, and Katwijk will allow our vocational students to spend even more time on practical simulator training. It will also ensure that maritime education at all STC Group locations in the Netherlands is identical and future-proof while being made possible by our ERDF*-financed project ‘Standing Strong for Rotterdam-South’”, says Joep Bonten, senior Project Manager Simulators at STC Group.
By the end of August 2019, The Wärtsilä solutions will be installed and ready for use to start the new academic year. In addition to the software, the project management and training will also be provided by Wärtsilä. It will also be involved into an extensive maintenance agreement to ensure favorable performance of the system.