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Steam Propulsion Plant Operations

About this course

The majority of steam turbine propelled vessels are liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. These vessels are at present in the minority, relative to the world fleet. However, indications forecast a significantly large increase in these types of vessels.

The problem now is the lack of steam propulsion operational experience, together with the lack of understanding of the utilization of liquid cargo 'boil off' in the propulsion plant. This LNG 'boil off' system increases the overall economic performance of the steam plant that would otherwise be a wasted energy.

The steam propulsion simulator at Warsash is a control room mock-up, which can accommodate four students. The control room is arranged to produce a true working environment with four stations, each station being able to call up any specific part of the system. The simulator can be operated individually or as a team.

The system depicts a single screw two-stage turbine and double reduction, articulated gearing system and nitrogen purging and gas detection.

This course can be delivered at any venue, operating on a network of lap top PCs to suit clients' requirements.

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information. 

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

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