Training for steering gear

MacGregor supplies Porsgrunn and Hatlapa steering gear, acquiring extensive knowledge and skills through decades of deliveries. We offer client-specific training courses for both Hatlapa and Porsgrunn steering gear equipment to ensure that it is operated as efficiently and safely as possible. Our steering gear product range comprises piston-type, RAM-type and rotary vane-type steering gear.

Porsgrunn steering gear courses are offered at our state-of-the-art facilities at the MacGregor Training Academy in Arendal, Norway. Included are virtual reality training and classroom group sessions for rotary vane-type steering gear.

Hatlapa steering gear courses are offered at our facilities in Uetersen, Germany for piston-type ’Neptune’, RAM-type ’Poseidon‘ and rotary vane-type ’Triton’ steering gear.

Courses include lectures, problem-solving exercises, learning activities and exams. Our courses can be arranged at other locations around the world on request.

Benefits for you:

  • The operators learn to use their equipment safely and efficiently
  • Better understanding of the control system
  • Better understanding of components and technical details
  • Quicker troubleshooting
  • Preventative maintenance extends equipment

Our training course consists of:

  • Introduction to steering gear (Porsgrunn or Hatlapa)
  • Component descriptions and basic functions
  • Operating procedures for crew
  • Control system understanding
  • Hydraulic and electrical system knowledge
  • Equipment testing procedures
  • Equipment maintenance training
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Simulator training
  • Additional content by request

Read more from our brochure:

MacGregor Training Academy

You can also send an email to to find out more about training for Porsgrunn steering gear, or to to get more information of training for Hatlapa steering gear.

Training for these steering gear types