Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy training centre opens in India

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 4 December 2006 at 10:00 UTC+2

Wärtsilä today opened a Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) training centre at its existing technology school in Khopoli, India. This is the fourth WLSA regional centre of Wärtsilä for global coverage of training and competence management services to ship owners and power plant owners. The other three are in Turku, Finland which opened in January 2006; in Subic Bay, the Philippines, and in Fort Lauderdale, USA. These training centres form the spine in the global network of other locations at which WLSA also provides training services.

“The training centre at Khopoli will provide high-quality training to international standards for shipowners and power plant owners, covering operation, maintenance and management. For our customers, this is a clear message of Wärtsilä being a total service provider catering to all their needs at a location convenient to them,” says  Mr Pierpaolo Barbone, Vice President Field Service.

The WLSA scope of service extends from the basic off-the-shelf, standard product courses to a full range of courses for power plants, ship power and propulsion equipment in connection with competency qualifications.

The first courses at the new training centre will commence in December 2006. The trainees will be able to take advantage of the Khopoli factory’s facilities for reconditioning, machining, assembly, etc., for thorough practical training. In addition to well-equipped classrooms, there are workshops for practical training also on engines, propulsion equipment, marine electrical equipment, engine room ancillary equipment and control systems.

The Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy through its regional training centres is committed to continuous development of its services to support the changing business demands of the customers today and for the future.

Media contacts:
Marit Holmlund-Sund
Public Relations Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1439
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com
Internet: www.wartsila.com

Lydia D’Sa
Senior Manager-Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä India Ltd
Tel: +91 22 27575361/71 extn 339
Fax: +91 22 27575178
e-mail: lydia.dsa@wartsila.com
Internet: www.wartsila.com


Notes to the editor:
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 13,000 professionals manning 130 Wärtsilä locations in close to 70 countries around the world.