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The technology group Wärtsilä will officially launch its new LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator at the Global LNG Bunkering Summit 2020 conference, which will take place from 28-30 January in Amsterdam

99af0ed21d998240 800x800ar 1The LNGPac simulator enables a number of different configurations tailored to the customer’s needs. (Image source: Wärtsilä)

The simulator will promote greater safety onboard LNG fuelled vessels by improving the level of training for LNG system operators, the technology company said.

The design is based on the Wärtsilä LNGPac and Gas Valve Unit (GVU) technologies and includes all auxiliary systems used in connection with the fuel supply.

The design complies with the requirements of the STCW for training seafarers onboard gas-fuelled ships in accordance with the standards required by the IGF Code, the international code of safety.

The scope of simulation includes all operations related to the use of LNG fuel, from bunkering to gas fuel supply and engine operations, as well as troubleshooting. It provides a realistic representation of the user interface for remote and local operating posts, as well as animated 3D visualisation to facilitate situational awareness training. A ready prepared set of scenarios for tutorials and assessments is available as an additional option.

Sergey Tarasov, solutions manager, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions, said, “As the move towards LNG fuel gathers pace in the marine industry, it is essential that crews are thoroughly and expertly trained on handling the related systems. This new simulator is designed to raise training levels on LNG bunkering and supply systems, and will therefore also raise onboard safety levels.”

The simulator is available as a one-off purchase or on an annual subscription basis. It is part of the TechSim 5000 product line, which includes various engine room and liquid cargo handling simulators that have been installed in training centres around the world. The LNGPac simulator enables a number of different configurations tailored to the customer’s needs.