TECHNOLOGY group Wärtsilä says it has successfully delivered its brand-new Cloud Simulation solution to Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy.
Comprising a combination of cloud-based solutions, including navigational, engine room and liquid cargo handling simulators, Wärtsilä is the first company to offer class-approved cloud-based simulation technology to the maritime industry.
The online installation was deployed in early July, allowing the Academy to continue providing its training despite ongoing social distancing and travel restrictions.
Cloud Simulation technology takes simulation beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom, to provide location and device independence, and to deliver flexible simulation-based training.
Remote access to training allows students and instructors to reach various Wärtsilä Voyage simulation models on their personal devices, away from the classroom and without the need for specific Wärtsilä software. Both the TechSim and NTPRO platforms in the cloud provide a classroom configuration with trainer and multiple student stations for familiar instructor-led training.
Torsten Büssow, director, Wärtsilä Voyage, said, “We are excited to be at the leading edge of this technology in the maritime industry and enable trainees to acquire a wide range of navigational and engineering skills, without the need to physically attend the training centre”.
“By having remote access to the simulation library and any classroom-based exercise, instructors can easily manage the application and deliver the training,” Mr Büssow said.