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GigaMare Inc. Establishes Training Partnership with Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.

November 07, 20184 minutes read

Strategic partnership with Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) offers efficient and quality training on two-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines.

The new agreement appoints GigaMare as WinGD’s respective training supplier for two-stroke engines in the Philippines. “The partnership ensures that WinGD engine training programs can be accessed where it is most convenient to the end users of our engines, reducing or even eliminating the costs and hassle of travel” says Rudolf Holtbecker, Operations Director for WinGD.

Enthusiastic about the partnership, GigaMare’s President & CEO, Jari Ullakonoja is positive to fulfil expectations through the company’s background with both two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Safe, efficient and effective training is at the core of GigaMare’s day-to-day operation. “We work closely with our partners to support our customers in achieving their business goals and in developing a competent workforce”. Through GigaMare’s network of people, learning portfolios, state-of-the-art hands-on facilities, and pool of world class instructors, the company is confident to provide high-quality training Ship Owners and Operators expect. WinGD is committed to improve the technical and engine operational skills of marine engineers through their training courses; and with the advantage of GigaMare’s capability and know-how in the field, this agreement is indeed a significant step to set the learning standard within the maritime industry.

Under the course specification, training partners will explain the theory and functionality of the dual-fuel X-DF, Generation X and RT-flex engines as well as facilitate simulation scenarios using WinGD’s W-Xpert Virtual Engine Room Simulator software and Full Mission Simulator hardware. Instructors train as well, as they participate in “Train-the-Trainer” program to further improve and ensure teaching competence.

WinGD is one among several training partners of GigaMare. The partnerships support GigaMare’s passion to continuously innovate and deliver relevant learning experience. We believe that we can make a difference together by improving our customers’ capability to operate more safely and efficiently – now and in the future.

Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) in brief

is a leading developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. WinGD sets the industry standard for reliability, safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability. WinGD provides designs, training and technical support to engine manufacturers, shipbuilders and ship operators worldwide. Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, it carries on the legacy of excellence in design. For more information visit: