Wärtsilä Software to Open Simulation Centre near Portsmouth - 23/04/2019


Wärtsilä is to supply and configure software solutions for a purpose-built simulation centre being constructed near Portsmouth, UK. 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 the cruise, ferry and superyacht clients. MSA Solent is part of the Viking Maritime Group, headquartered in Dover, UK. The software 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.

Full Mission Bridge Simulator

The facility will be the world’s only commercial training centre to have a fully integrated Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system within the full mission bridge simulator and associated course provision. Wärtsilä will also deliver the software solutions for a full mission engine room simulator with a customized cruise ship model and various other training aids. The MSA Solent simulation centre is scheduled to open in July 2019.

Last updated: 22/05/2019