Finnish Maritime Training Facility Upgrades with Advanced Wärtsilä Simulators

The South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) and the Joint Authority of Education of Kotka-Hamina Region (Ekami) are set to enhance their maritime training capabilities with state-of-the-art simulators provided by Wärtsilä. This significant upgrade will place the Finnish maritime education system at the forefront of technological advancement.

Transforming Maritime Training with Cutting-Edge Technology
Wärtsilä’s delivery of advanced simulators to Xamk’s new campus in Kotka, Finland, marks a new era in maritime training. The simulators, featuring the latest Navi-Trainer professional and Techsim software, will equip students with essential skills for modern maritime operations.

Immersive Learning Experience
The facility will boast two large and three medium-sized full-mission navigational bridges with 360° visualisation, offering an immersive training environment. Additionally, the centre will have two engine room simulators, enhancing technical training with innovative touchscreen technology.

Commitment to Maritime Safety and Skills Development
Olli-Pekka Brunila, Director of Education at Xamk, emphasises the simulator’s role in preparing students for complex maritime tasks. The realistic training environment is crucial for practicing critical operations and enhancing vessel safety.

A Hub for Advanced Maritime Training
The Wärtsilä simulator system, one of the most advanced in Europe, will include numerous features like instructor and debriefing rooms, a command centre, and various training applications. This comprehensive setup demonstrates Xamk’s commitment to providing top-tier maritime education.

About Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, is dedicated to enhancing customer value, safety, and environmental sustainability.

About South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) and Ekami
Xamk and Ekami are prominent Finnish educational institutions, specialising in a wide range of disciplines, including advanced maritime training and education.

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