As part of the agreement, the companies will create training concepts using Metso DNA Training Simulator and build a process and automation laboratory in the Kraftwerksschule facilities in Germany.

Metso Automation Central Europe country manager Theo Munch said a virtual learning environment is a valuable tool, especially in critical processes where continuous production is a must.

”Simulator training increases process security and encourages operators to try out actions in various process situations without the risk of upsetting the real process,” Munch added.

KWS PowerTech Training Center power plant shift supervisor training manager Christian Umierski said, ”Simulators provide an efficient way to qualify the operating staff and reduce power plant downtime.”

Metso DNA Training Simulator enables execution of process control applications in a virtual environment in exactly the same way as a real system controls the plant.

KWS offers training courses for plant attendants, control room operators and shift supervisors, as well as special training solutions and courses tailored to address requirements of both nuclear and fossil-fired power plants.