Namely, Wärtsilä  announced that the technology will be used in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely controlled, autonomous vessels. The test laboratory project also focuses on identifying and opening the prospects and possibilities for remote pilotage.

“The results of this project, and the technology involved, can be utilised worldwide to deliver enhanced safety and efficiency in marine operations,” says Alexander Ozersky, Deputy General Manager, Voyage Solutions, Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä and SAMK have worked in close cooperation for more than 20 years. The university already has a full mission simulator with six bridges at its facility, which was installed in 2016.