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25 September 2015

Gazprom Marketing & Trading sponsors the Main Engine Laboratory at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping

Курсанты в Лаборатории главного двигателя в Государственном университете морского и речного флота имени адмирала Макарова

The cadets of the SUMIS Marine Engineering Faculty operating the new Main Engine Laboratory

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A delegation from Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) headed by Frédéric Barnaud, Executive Director, Global LNG, Oil & Shipping, attended the opening ceremony of a new Main Engine Laboratory at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (SUMIS) today.

The Laboratory has been established by GM&T with support from GM&T’s partner companies — Dynagas, Sovcomflot and Transas.

The new laboratory has been fitted with one of the world’s most advanced main engine simulators. It is capable of modelling all the operations in the engine room of a modern vessel powered by tri-fuel (fuel oil, diesel oil and LNG) diesel electric or slow speed diesel power plant in all operating modes (free water, waves, ice conditions, speed alteration and emergency).

The simulator will be used by the cadets of the SUMIS Marine Engineering Faculty and will complement their theoretical studies and sea-going practice. This training will enable SUMIS graduates to work on the most sophisticated merchant vessels such as LNG tankers, product and chemical tankers and offshore support vessels.

Nikolai Grigoriev, Managing Director of Shipping, GM&T said, “We have been working closely with the University to support the development of world-class Russian shipping specialists as part of our comprehensive programme to increase Russian content in Gazprom’s fleet. We hope that this modern laboratory will contribute to the training of the University’s cadets and their development into highly qualified seafarers who will be in demand for our various projects.”

Since 2010, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, a subsidiary of PAO Gazprom, has helped with the creation of six sophisticated laboratories at the University (the Tanker Operations, High Voltage, Electric Motor and Main Engine laboratories and Welding and Turning/Lathe classes) and assisted in organising sea-going practice for more than 220 cadets and full time employment for more than 60 graduates of the University with the world’s leading tanker shipping companies.

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