London - A new shipping simulation centre is under construction in Portsmouth, England. The centre is an expansion of the Maritime Skills Academy’s (MSA) training portfolio serving the Solent region, and is designed to meet the specific simulation training requirements of cruise, ferry and superyacht clients. MSA Solent is part of the Viking Maritime Group, headquartered in Dover, England. The software being used is developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, who will also provide technical and maintenance support to the project. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in March 2019.
“Collaboration with partners and customers is central to realising Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision, and this is a classic example of how it can work to serve the needs of the industry,” said Alex Ponomarev, Sales Expert for Wärtsilä Voyage Simulation and Training. “Thanks to our joint collaboration efforts, this centre will deliver exceptional training possibilities through the use of our solutions. This also supports the very modern and popular ‘as-a-service’ concept.”