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Competence and knowledge - the keys to running any successful business

The Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy (WLSA) provides high-quality training services for the marine and energy markets, ensuring that your personnel have a strong knowledge of how to manage your assets. Our global training solutions cover all aspects of managing and operating your installation, including maintenance, safety, availability, reliability and performance. The courses and programmes are delivered in the way that works best for your organisation – whether that’s on board, on site, in training centre or online.

WLSA course catalogue

Browse our interactive training catalogue by product segment or theme to find your perfect course, where it’s being arranged and the contact details for the training centre.

Open courses

Whether you’re searching for training opportunities to a small group or to an individual team member, these courses are open to our customers who operates Wärtsilä equipment. Training from our experienced instructors is either virtual or face-to-face and will include participants from multiple companies. For more information or to book your place, please contact the appropriate training centre directly.

What you get with Wärtsilä’s training services:

Learning from experts

Learning from the experts

Access to knowledge

Easy access to knowledge


Training that combines theory and practice

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning with real equipment and realistic simulators

Training delivered

Training delivered on board, on site, in training centre or online

Monitor the competence

Assessment to monitor the competence levels of your staff before and after the training

Complete career and competence

Complete career and competence management systems that are tailored for your needs

Reach your true potential

Training Solutions

In addition to our standard courses, WLSA offers fully tailored training solutions to meet your specific competence development needs, with customised solutions related to career and competence management systems, assessment services and competence development programmes. We use a spectrum of methods including e-learning, classroom teaching, practical training, on-the-job training and simulated environments. The training also makes use of first-rate learning aids, with real equipment and components, 3D models and simulators.

Product Training

We provide exclusive training for Wärtsilä products, with a choice of standard or tailored courses incorporating both theoretical and practical learning. Our training programmes are focused on improving awareness of the equipment’s operation and maintenance principles. Safety concerns related to operation and maintenance are also important elements of all our product training courses.



Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy currently has operations in nine countries, with a number of permanent instructors, a dedicated development team and a support team to assist you throughout the process.

Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy - Locations



Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy has opened new facilities in Jakarta, Indonesia

The state-of-the-art Academy provides training on a wide range of topics related to the energy and maritime industry. The training is designed to help customers accelerate their decarbonisation journey and achieve their sustainability goals.

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Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy updated courses are now available

Wärtsilä has announced a major update to its 4 Stroke customer training portfolio, which includes a range of new courses designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of its customers. The update includes the replacement of the current Engine Operation and Practical course with the Engine Performance and Maintenance course, which will cover topics such as engine optimization and sustainability. Wärtsilä is also offering a lighter version of the course named 'Engine Design and Function'. In addition, for customers with specific engines, Wärtsilä is introducing a new blended course named 'Engine Performance and Troubleshooting'.

View available courses in the training calendar or contact us to find out more at info.training@wartsila.com

Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy delivering a long term training package for our customer EDTL Oecusse 

Wärtsilä’s Jakarta Training Centre provided the first training package to EDTL Oecusse personnel, containing Power Plant Operation and Maintenance and 20kV Electrical Distribution courses. Training was done in good cooperation with PLN Corporate University to cover content outside our Land & Sea Academy competence areas, and it was a great start for our 5 years training program with EDTL Oecusse company.

Training started with a memorable opening ceremony by the honorable Mr. Arsenio Paixao Bano, President of the Authority Special Administrative Region Oecusse-Ambeno and Mr. Erwin Vanderkerff, Wartsila EB Director Regional Operations Australasia.


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As our ships must stay operational 24/7, it is extremely important that the crews can master the system. After the training we have been able to operate the system by ourselves. I would recommend this type of training session for other customers with similar needs.

Kari Pihlajaniemi, Director and Head of Saint Nazaire Innovation & Technology Center, Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Latest Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy training centre opens in Finland

May 11, 2023, 13:00 by Wärtsilä Corporation

Training is an important element in the company’s lifecycle services

The Wärtsilä training centre in Vaasa, Finland is now officially up and running. As part of the company’s Sustainable Technology Hub, the centre offers a combination of eLearning, interactive live broadcasts with instructors, and the use of web-based simulators. The aim is to provide quality training to develop the competencies needed to ensure customers receive the highest level of support.

Exclusive training on Wärtsilä products is provided, with the courses being open to anyone who operates Wärtsilä equipment. Both standard and tailored courses are available, and the learning is both theoretical and practical. The training makes use of first-rate learning aids, with real equipment and components, as well as 3D models.

“Our global fleet of training centres is a central element within Wärtsilä’s lifecycle offering. They allow us to deliver optimal support to our customers in managing their assets. At the same time, thanks to the internal training possibilities, we can ensure that our own personnel have the necessary competencies and know-how. The addition of this latest Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy in Vaasa, where we have access to the latest technologies in the Sustainable Technology Hub, extends our capabilities,” says Stefan Wiik, Vice President, Field Services and Workshops at Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academies (WLSA) serve customers in both the marine and energy sectors, and also provide training for internal personnel. They are designed to reflect and respond to the increasing complexity of today’s highly technical installations. The training covers all aspects of managing and operating an installation, including maintenance, safety, availability, reliability and performance.

Wärtsilä currently has nine WLSA’s located in the USA, Brazil, India, South Korea, the Netherlands, Italy, Indonesia, China and Finland. They are run by 75 full-time employees and more than 100 flex instructors. During 2022, the centres delivered 979 classes, including over 30,500 course man-days. The training was carried out in classrooms, onboard, on site, and online for more than 48,000 students, of which 52% were internal personnel and 48% external customer employees.

In addition to its training facilities, Wärtsilä also has the marine industry’s most extensive global network of service and workshop facilities. More information on Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academies can be found at www.wartsila.com/wlsa.

Media contact for more information on this release:

Nicole Lyons   
Global Communications Manager   
Wärtsilä Marine Power   
Tel: +44 (0) 78241 38855   

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Image caption: The Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy training centre in the new premises in the Sustainable Technology Hub, Vaasa © Wärtsilä Corporation

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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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