16Dec

Wärtsilä Welcomes Student Training Ship from State University of New York

Wärtsilä welcomed cadets from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College to its Trieste factory. The students use the summer sea term to gain practical experience on board the SUNY Maritime training ship, the Empire State VI.
An extensive agenda was coordinated by Wärtsilä and the SUNY Maritime leadership with the aim of offering the cadets the opportunity to learn first-hand how Wärtsilä manages its production facility. Technical presentations highlighted key topics of interest for the students, including dual-fuel technologies, Wärtsilä Fuel Gas Handling solutions, Wärtsilä’s LNGPac systems, and Wärtsilä technical support team activities. Also, the students were taken on a guided tour of the Wärtsilä manufacturing facility, which offered the group an up-close view of the various stages involved in assembling a Wärtsilä engine. The majority of the engineering cadets on the tour had earlier completed a medium speed diesel engine course, and had experience in performing maintenance work on a diesel engine. This was in part made possible by the donation of a Wärtsilä 26 engine to the university in 2011. The Empire State VI will return to the SUNY Maritime College campus in early August for the start of the new academic year.