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GM&T sponsored laboratory to aid LNG training

LNG Industry,

A newly refurbished laboratory of electric machines, co-sponsored by Gazprom Marketing & Trading and Dynagas Ltd., was opened at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (SUMIS) on 29 September.

Electric propulsion systems

The Laboratory will enable SUMIS cadets to learn different modes of vessel electric propulsion system operation (free wave, rough sea, ice conditions, acceleration, stopping, emergency). Additionally, cadets will be able to design models of power units of various types of vessels, including tankers, icebreakers, ice-class vessels and new generation research vessels.

The laboratory equipment was designed and manufactured by CJSC Ship Electric Propulsion in cooperation with Siemens AG, Vacon, Vaasa Engineering and Ingeteam + Indar.

LNG training

Nikolai Grigoriev, Managing Director of Shipping, GM&T commented: “The opening of this laboratory is an essential milestone in the development of a training system for engineers who will operate highly automated vessels such as LNG tankers. It complements the comprehensive programme of GM&T to develop highly qualified Russian seafarers and to increase Russian content in our LNG fleet”.

GM&T has supported SUMIS since 2010 and implemented various projects and initiatives, including the onboard training of SUMIS cadets and employment of SUMIS graduates on LNG vessels.

In 2014, over 100 SUMIS cadets have had shipboard training and 27 SUMIS graduates received employment as navigation and engineering officers as part of this programme.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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