A record number of marine engineering students around the world will receive training from the Total Lubmarine educational team in 2015. Over 500 marine engineering students will be given in-depth training on the latest lubrication techniques for large diesel engines by Total Lubmarine experts this year through its Maritime Academic Support Programme (MASP).
The international marine lubricant supplier will be running in-depth seminars with leading marine academies in France, China, Singapore, Belgium, Panama and Taiwan. The courses are designed to help ensure that the next generation of marine engineers fully understand the complexities of lubrication for the latest engine designs.
Francois Abiven, head of Total Lubmarine’s power plants and customer services division heads up the programme.
“Understanding and managing lubes is always a challenge, but the latest generation of fuels and engines have made the job of the marine engineer even more complicated than ever before. Led by our lube experts, these courses show students the lubrication needs of all types of marine diesel engines, how to analyse used lube oil and ensure that engines are not running degraded lubes. We also explain the latest developments in marine lubes and their practical applications in the engine room.”
Total Lubmarine plans to develop this programme and will be partnering with further institutions in the near future.
The programme began in 2004 and Total Lubmarine now provides financial assistance to over 150 students though merit and need-based scholarships. It also supports projects and research, supplies marine lubricants for training institutions’ test engines and equipment and sponsors sporting events.
Total Lubmarine supports the following leading marine institutions:
• L’École Nationale Supérieure Maritime, France
• Maine Engineering College, Dalian Maritime University, China
• National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan
• Universidad Maritima Internacional de Panama
• Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium
• Shanghai Maritime University, China
• Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore