The Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy has been nominated as the preferred training partner of Wagenborg Shipping. Customised training strengthens the bond between Wärtsilä and its customer.
Wärtsilä has signed a three-year training contract with its long-time customer Wagenborg Shipping of the Netherlands. The agreement covers the training of more than 830 of the shipping company's crew members, and will be held at Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy training centres. The training consists of about 70 courses a year. The programme includes product specific instruction on diesel engines and
propulsion systems, as well as customised training in electrical engineering, navigation, hydraulics and pneumatics.
"Wagenborg Shipping employs more than a thousand seamen on its vessels. They come not only from the Netherlands and other parts of Europe, but from various parts of the world. Currently we have more than 20 nationalities represented, including some from China, and recently also Vietnam," says Mr Cees Horvers, General Manager, Wagenborg Shipping, Manning Department.
"Moreover, general strategic analyses indicate that the number of different nationalities and cultures on vessels will likely increase in the future. Given these facts, Wagenborg will benefit from a partner who is able to provide a wide range of both practical and theoretical dedicated training programmes at various locations around the world. Most importantly, these training programmes will, regardless of time or place, guarantee the same standard and level of tuition.
Wagenborg has found such a partner in the Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy," says Mr Horvers.