Busan: Marine engine and propulsion equipment specialist Wärtsilä has launched a new training centre for its Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) in Jisa, near Busan in South Korea. "The demand for training is steadily rising and the WLSA centre, with its world class facilities, is well located in Korea so that the training can be made hand-in-hand with newbuilding deliveries", said Group vp for services, Tage Blomberg.
Wärtsilä has a strong relationship with Korea, which is the world's largest shipbuilder and the leading site for the manufacture of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed engines. Its is also the location of the named Wärtsilä Hyundai Engine Company - a joint venture to manufacture Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel medium speed engines to power large LNG carriers
The new WLSA centre (pictured) is purpose-built to provide training for both types of engines, mechanical work, non-destructive inspection and welding to upgrade engineers' practical skills. Customers' engineers coming to Korea to accept delivery of their new ships, shipyard staff, the licensed manufacturers and classification society surveyors are all expected to benefit from the training.
The WLSA centre has premises with a total enclosed area of 1700 m2, of which the workshops cover 1400 m2 and the offices and lecture rooms cover 300 m2. When fully operational early in 2008, the centre will be able to train some 500 to 600 people a year. [16/05/07]
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