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Wärtsilä and BW Gas sign training contract


26 February 2007 - Wärtsilä Corporation and the Norwegian gas transportation company BW Gas ASA signed a contract in January 2007 for the training of BW Gas personnel at Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy. The contract is for two years.

The training courses provided under this contract are tailored to the specific requirements of BW Gas to cover the specific operational and performance aspects of the ships in the BW Gas fleet. The objective is to give ships’ personnel and shore management a sound basis for long-term cost-efficient, safe and reliable operation of the company’s ships. BW Gas is the largest owner and operator of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers and one of the largest independent owners and operators of LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers.

The training courses will be provided by Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) to ships’ crews, superintendents and other shore personnel. There will be some 300 people from BW Gas taking part in the courses. They work on the 72 ships that are owned or part-owned by BW Gas. The courses will be provided at different WLSA training centres, whichever are the most convenient for BW Gas. WLSA has principal training centres in Turku in Finland, in Subic Bay in the Philippines, and in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA.

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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 14,000 professionals manning 130 Wärtsilä locations in close to 70 countries around the world.


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