WinGD expands global training network

Paul Gunton
Paul Gunton
ShipInsight

07 November 2018


Two new training partners have been appointed by engine maker WinGD allowing easier access to high quality training for ship operators and crews.

Strategically chosen for their high qualifications and location in prime maritime geographical areas, WinGD has signed agreements with Giga Mare in the Philippines, and BlackSea Training in the Ukraine. By partnering with these training facilities in these key global locations, WinGD extends their services offered to ship owners in support of their low-speed dual-fuel and diesel engines.

Wingd Training
Demonstrating the simulation software at the opening of the WinGD BlackSea Training facility in Odessa, Ukraine.

“The appointment of Giga Mare and Black Sea Training as official WinGD engine training partners is an important step in our plan to provide the highest level of training and support for operators of our engines on both a global and a local basis. With these key partnerships, we ensure that training programmes for engines developed by WinGD can be accessed where it is most convenient for the end users of our engines, reducing and in some cases eliminating the costs and hassle of travel,” said Rudolf Holtbecker, Operations Director for WinGD.

High quality training is essential to ensure that ship operators can truly optimise their vessels’ performance. With a deeper understanding of the main engine and its applied technologies, through comprehensive training, operators and supervisors of various levels are able to enhance the performance of the engine room by increasing its efficiency and reliability to reduce maintenance costs and lower emission levels.

“WinGD Training Partners are carefully chosen based on their ability to deliver the high-quality training our customers expect,” continued Holtbecker. “This involves the capability to explain the theory and functionality of the dual-fuel X-DF, Generation X and RT-flex engines, as well as practicing real-life scenarios using our W-Xpert engine simulation software or the Full Mission Simulator hardware.”

To achieve this high standard of teaching competence, all Training Partners participate in WinGD’s “Train-the-Trainer” programme and have full access to the WinGD training resources and state-of-the-art simulation software developed by WinGD as used in the WinGD Training Centres.

These Training Partnerships complement the existing training services offered by WinGD, at their training facilities in South Korea, China and Greece as well as the company’s headquarters at Winterthur, Switzerland.