Rotterdam, 03-06-2024 – VSTEP and MAREL Electronics extend a 5-year contract to support the Hellenic Navy’s training hub in Piraeus, Athens, reaffirming their commitment to maritime simulation training. 

VSTEP, a leading provider of maritime simulation solutions, in collaboration with its local partner MAREL Electronics, part of SPACEL, is pleased to announce the extension of a 5-year maintenance and support contract for the Hellenic Navy’s main training hub in Piraeus, Athens.  

This agreement underscores the commitment to providing continuous assistance and performance checks on VSTEP’s NAUTIS Simulators, further enabling learning by simulation. Since 2019, VSTEP and MAREL Electronics have equipped the Hellenic Navy with three NAUTIS Console simulators, augmenting its training suite and enhancing maritime preparedness. 

The Hellenic Navy has already experienced the tangible benefits of the NAUTIS Simulator. Through our enduring partnership with MAREL Electronics, we have cultivated a strong relationship, enabling us to deliver excellent support to such a vital maritime institution. We take great pride in sustaining and enriching the training capabilities at the Hellenic Navy’s main facility. Looking ahead, we are eager to continue enabling learning by simulation over the next five years.” 

Alexios Limnios, Business Development Team Lead | EMEA at VSTEP 

The extension of this maintenance and support contract reflects the shared dedication of VSTEP and MAREL Electronics to advancing maritime training and readiness in Greece. 


VSTEP is a leading developer of ship simulators and virtual training software company based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They enable marine and safety professionals to learn and train by simulation in an efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable way to work towards a safer world. With 20+ years of experience and a strong client base all over the world, VSTEP wants to enable learning by simulation on a large scale. They do this by offering a strong NAUTIS product portfolio covering the full learning and training cycle of a maritime professional. Visit the website for more information about VSTEP.

About Hellenic Navy

The Hellenic Navy is the maritime component of the Hellenic Armed Forces, responsible for naval operations and defense in Greece. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding Greece’s maritime interests, protecting its territorial waters, and contributing to national security.