Singapore’s DCS POWER PTE LTD (DCS) has partnered up with Swiss’ engine developer WinGD to deliver advanced training for optimising engine performance and preparing crews for the fuels of the future.
The new training partnership, which started on Tuesday (22 February), will combine the skills and expertise of WinGD with those of machinery specialist DCS, further enhancing the global training network for the engine developer, said WinGD on Wednesday (23 February).
The partnership offers optimal convenience for WinGD’s expanding customer base in Singapore.
Preparing crews for the new future-fuel ready vessels, the training will cover the full portfolio of engines, as well as the operational aspects of the future fuel landscape, prioritising safety and engine optimisation.
A Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (FMS) equipped with WinGD’s virtual-reality engine room Xpert is a key feature of the training program, to allow the crew to train as a team for responding to real-life emergency scenarios involving the engine itself and all engine room systems.
Dr. Rudolf Holtbecker, WinGD Director of Operations, said the complexity of the marine engine and its sub systems are increasing with the introduction of multi-fuel systems.
“For optimal operation and engine maintenance, crews need to be familiar with the machinery and the modalities associated with the fuels of the future. The emphasis on improving vessel efficiency with reduced fuel consumption will ensure that priority is given for reducing the emissions footprint,” he said.
WinGD Director of Sales, Volkmar Galke, who was in Singapore for the opening, said more than ever before, crew need to be equipped with the essential skills and confidence to be prepared for sailing on both new and existing vessels.
“The addition of our new training partnership in Singapore positions us in one of the biggest global shipping hubs in the world, offering our customers confidence and convenience as we equip their crew with the skills they need to operate the vessels of the future,” he said.
Meanwhile, DCS provides full technical servicing, such as hydraulic works and main propulsion system service to ship owners and managers under the supervision of experienced service engineers and naval architects.
Photo credit: WinGD
Published: 24 February, 2022
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.