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The Maritime

SIMULATOR newsletter Publisher: Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Editor: Anne Voith Tel.: +47 33032000 Fax: +47 85028028 e-mail:

A World Class Journey

- Kongsberg Group Celebrates its

200 Year Anniversary This Year

content PAGE 3 An Ocean Paradise for Playing and Learning PAGE 4 DNV Class A Certification for New K-Sim DP Simulator PAGE 5 New Watch Calling System for UMS Training in K-Sim Engine PAGE 6 Swedish Minister Opens K-Sim DP Simulator at Chalmers University PAGE 7 Contract to Supply Latest K-Sim Engine to RMU in Ghana PAGE 8 Extensive Upgrade and Unique Rig Training Model for Simsea PAGE 9 K-Sim Engine for Nelsom Marlborough Institute of Technology PAGE 10-11 From Operational Skills Focus to Crew Management Training at EMAS

Established on 20th March 1814, the Kongsberg Group (KOG), celebrates 200 years in business this year. The company can boast the longest industrial history in Norway, with continuous operations since its foundation. Celebrations for the bi-centenary started in January with events at offices in various countries and will continue throughout the year in different locations. Continues on page 2

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A World Class Journey KONGSBERG Celebrates 200 Year Anniversary

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime Simulation’s Norwegian employees photographed in the K-Sim Offshore Simulator in connection with the celebration

KONGSBERG, originally Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, was formed as a munitions company 200 years ago. In the years since it has grown to represent the best of Norwegian and international product and technology development.

In the maritime and offshore world, Kongsberg Maritime has become a vital aspect of KONGSBERG's global capabilities and with over half a century of technology development for ships, Kongsberg Maritime division is today recognised as a pioneer in the fields of DP, “There are not many businesses in automation, subsea and simulation the world that can boast 200 years technology. of continuous operations, and this is something we are very proud Maritime history and respectful of. We can look During the fifties, KONGSBERG back on a unique and memorable company Simrad commercialised history, and we are now a leading echosounder and sonar technolinternational high-technology cor- ogy, making hydroacoustics availporation,” says CEO Walter Qvam able outside of the military for the of KONGSBERG. first time. In 1969, Kongsberg Norcontrol installed the first ever comInternational high-technology puterised engine monitoring and corporation navigation system on the M/S TaiAs part of the KONGSBERG myr. The company then unveiled Group, Kongsberg Maritime has its first navigational simulator in played an important role in the de- 1974, while the first engine room velopment of the Norwegian tech- simulator arrived in 1978. In 1977 nology company, which over two the first KONGSBERG Dynamic centuries has become a global lead- Positioning (DP) system was put er within the maritime, oil & gas, into operation on board the diving defence and aerospace industries. support vessel Seaway Eagle.

"Over the years, Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a number of firsts that have contributed to safer and more efficient operations at sea. We have strong ambitions to continue the development of innovative, new solutions to meet future market demands" comments Geir Håøy, President, Kongsberg Maritime. "We are proud to be a part of the KONGSBERG Group, adds Paal Aamaas, Vice President, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation. “Our simulators are a part of the company’s FULL PICTURE philosophy where we commit ourselves to provide advanced and reliable solutions, that improve safety, security and performance in complex operations under extreme conditions.” 200 year website If you want to learn more about us, visit KONGSBERG’s brand new '200 Years' website, which tells the story of the company from 1814 up to today:



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An Ocean Paradise for Playing and Learning ANNE VOITH, MARKETING MANAGER, KM

His Majesty King Harald and Industry Minister Monica Maeland were honorable guests when the Norwegian Maritime Museum in Oslo opened its 100th anniversary exhibition ‘Norway is the sea’ on April 3rd. Through interactive media, games and a large virtual aquarium, children and adults can play and learn about the life in the ocean and the Norwegian modern maritime history. “More than a classic exposition, this is a center to explore shipping and maritime activities,” comments the museum’s project manager for the exhibition Eyvind Bagle. The exhibition is spread over 500m2 and curious visitors can participate and test their knowledge through custom simulators and engrossing digital games. The exhibition includes a ship’s bridge simulator, which is tailor made for the purpose by Kongs-

Photo: Children fascinated by the exercises in the KONGSBERG K-Sim Polaris ship’s bridge simulator. Photo credit: Rolf Estensen

berg Maritime and gives a brief introduction to how new simulation technology can be used in modern education. “Today, 90% of the world’s trade goods are carried over the ocean. Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to contribute in highlighting Norwegian shipping and maritime activity in modern times,”

comments Bjarne Torkelsen, Area Sales Manager in Kongsberg Maritime. ”By taking the visitors on a virtual ship’s bridge with interactive questions and tasks, they can gain greater knowledge about navigation and ship handling, whilst the exhibition itself helps to raise the bar for discussing the maritime future.” “Norway is the sea, is a great innovation for the museum,” said Industry Minister Monica Maeland in her opening speech, putting emphasis on the significant role that the Norwegian Maritime Museum plays both to highlight the maritime industry’s historical significance and this spectacular exhibit and its promising future.

Photo: The virtual aquarium offers a spectacular underwater journey where you can see shoal of fish and sea anemones. 12 years old Vebjørn Helgerudveien from Drammen demonstrated the aquarium for the King, who after a few requests, had to try it out for himself. Photo: Per Oscar Skjellnan

The new exhibition opened for the public April 4th. If you like to visit, please find more information here:



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DNV Class A Certification for New K-Sim DP Simulator


The latest version of K-Sim DP, the Dynamic Positioning Manoeuvring simulator from Kongsberg Maritime, has received the prestigious Class A Certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). This makes it compliant with the highest DNV standard for DP simulators according to Standard of Certification of Maritime Simulators number 2.14 (January 2011). K-Sim DP Manoeuvring is the most advanced in a long line of Dynamic Positioning simulators developed by Kongsberg Maritime. It is built on the same advanced technology platform as the market leading K-Sim Offshore Simulator and has the power to provide realistic and relevant DP

training in various simulated conditions and environments.

livered with standard DP reference systems such as Artemis, Hydroacoustic Position Reference “The DNV Class A approved K- system (HPR), DPS and DARPS. Sim DP is developed to conduct FanBeam and RADius position more operational and scenario reference systems are also availbased courses, fulfilling the indus- able as options. try’s training requirements and has the possibility to replace a signifi- K-Sim DP includes an extensive cant amount of the on board train- Instructor system, which has the ing required in a typical Dynam- power to design realistic scenariic Positioning Operator (DPO) os and introduce faults and alarm training scheme,” comments Geir settings throughout the entire Lilje, Product Advisor, Kongsberg training exercise. Recording and Maritime. replay of all simulation exercises in addition to objective assessThe new K-Sim DP Manoeuvring ment, allows the students to build simulator is configured with a dual competence and to be prepared for redundant DP system and a 240 both daily and emergency situadegree or wider visual scene. It tions that might occur in real life. includes a fully integrated Power Management System and is de-



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New Watch Calling System for Unmanned Machinery Space Training in K-Sim Engine ARILD HERMANSEN, ERS PRODUCT ADVISOR, KM

Meeting Industry standards Kongsberg Maritime has developed a Watch Calling System for the KSim Engine simulator. It is used in scenarios where the marine engineer leaves the engine room and transfers to Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS). The simulated Watch Call system is based on real systems and meets the requirements of the Classification Societies. A certified Watch CallingSystem is required on board a ship in order to run UMS operations. Installation The new UMS system for K-Sim Engine consists of Watch Calling control panels installed in a full mission simulator setup. One of the Watch Calling units is usually mounted on the bridge where the main function is to indicate the engine room alarms and manually call the duty engineer. Another unit

Main Functions: • Indicating and accepting the transfer of machine watch responsibility to/from the bridge. • Call the on-duty engineer at his quarters at any time. • Buzzer, and sound off function, Fire Alarm, Engine Alarm, Shut down, Slow down, Patrol alarm, Repeat Alarm • The alarm situation will be preHow it works sented on the Watch Call unit with Whenever the duty engineer is re- a buzzer sound and a visual indicaquired to enter the machinery spaces tion. during UMS periods, including attendance for evening rounds and to Full instructor control respond to alarms, the Patrol Alarm The simulated Watch Calling Sys(Dead Man Alarm) system has to tem is software based and is develbe activated. The Patrol Alarm is an oped with a new interface for cost“Engineer’s Safety” function with efficient standard 10 inch Windows separate hardware that is connected 8 touch tablets. The Software to the Watch Calling system. based solution allows the instructor to have full control of settings The new Watch Calling System has and alarms. In addition, it is posa total of eight new panels. It can be sible to record all actions so data delivered with fewer panels, which can be replayed during debriefing can be considered as sufficient for sessions, ensuring high pedagogitraining on UMS operations. cal value of the training scenario. is mounted in the engine control room (ECR) where the purpose is to indicate/accept the transfer of machine watch responsibility to and from the ECR to the bridge and the engineer on duty´s cabin, and in the public quarters where the main function is to indicate engine room alarms while the system is in bridge control.

Have You Seen Our Latest K-Sim Offshore Video? If you are reading the Newsletter digitally, please click on the photo to the left to see our latest K-Sim Offshore video giving you an overview of some of the simulation training offerings KONGSBERG has to offer the offshore industry. If you are reading a hard-copy of our Newsletter, we encourage you to visit or web site or you can find our video on YouTube: =NNQWjxHu2gk&list=UUQgFy jO_YSSyoMsx6_HblPA



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Swedish Minister Opens K-Sim DPSimulator at Chalmers


“One must be prepared for changes, think forward and embrace knowledge and technology. If only everybody could understand what ocean can accomplish when it comes to growth and job potential,” said Minister for Infrastructure, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd when she officially opened Chalmers University of Technology’s new K-Sim DP-simulator. Chalmers is the first training institution in Sweden to use a Kongsberg Maritime ‘full mission’ KSim DP simulator in connection with an engine room simulator, KSim Engine. Dynamic Positioning (DP) is a system made to keep vessels in an exact position with reference to a fixed or moving point. It’s used to accomplish advanced operations, e.g. offshore, where precision is critical, so high quality training is essential. DP simulators enable training and education of students in the advanced operations of DP systems found on board thousands of vessels. The DP knowledge acquired

Photo: The Minister, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd trying Chalmer’s new DP-simulator, the very first DP-simulator combined with an engine room simulator installed in Sweden. Photo credit: Jesper Ingevaldsson

opens up for new job-opportunities for the newly educated students, but a challenge in the industry is that experienced crew are preferred. This was a topic which gained interests during a panel debate held in connection with the opening ceremony.

handle the task, despite huge challenges. The students need to be tested over and over again,” added Ian Giddings from IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association), who is one of the world’s top experts on dynamic positioning and offshore training.

“The interest in DP skills is increasing in Sweden and we must be able to compete in this job market. DP is very reliable so if irregular situations occur, they can be hard to handle”, comments Christopher Anderberg, DP training responsible at Chalmers University.

In the beginning, DP was used for offshore drilling operations. Today, it’s also used i.e., in pipe laying and wind turbine installation operations, but also for passenger ships that instead of anchoring nearby vulnerable coral reefs, can choose to keep position by the use of DP.

Photo: Christopher Anderberg, Ian Giddings, Ola Oskarsson and Nils Maartensson discussed the DP-system. Photocredit: Jesper Ingevaldsson

“An excellent DP operator will be able to

Chalmers Vice-Principal Mats Viberg participated in the opening ceremony and drew attention to the importance of giving Chalmers students the opportunity to be even more attractive in the worldwide job market. “We shall deliver world-class education based on world-class training equipment,” he said.



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Kongsberg Wins Contract to Supply Latest K-Sim Engine to Ghana


Photo: Dr. G. Jaw, Deputy Rector, Mr. E. Jaju, Director of Finance, Mr. A. Saiku, Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Harald Kluken, Area Sales Manager, KM , Capt. A Turkson, Rector, Ms. Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, KM, Mr. A Addy-Lamptey, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mr. D. Fofana, Procurement Offices, Mrs Akua D. Asare-Adei, Accounts Officer, RMU

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver its K-Sim Engine simulator for its premises in Accra, Ghana. The highly advanced Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (ERS), which is due for delivery in May 2014 will enable RMU to provide education according to STCW requirements.

the long-term training possibilities it gives us will help us to reach our goal of becoming known and recognised as the tertiary institution of choice in advanced maritime education and training, in Africa and beyond.”

RMU is a tertiary institution that gained university status in October 2007. It exists to enhance development of the maritime transport sector and the fishing industry in member states through the maritime education of students, training of marine personnel, research and consultancy and promotion of maritime co-operation.

The K-Sim Engine delivery for RMU comprises a full-mission ERS approved by DNV-GL according to Standards for Certification 2.14 (2011). Demonstrating the flexibility of K-Sim Engine, four vessel models will be available on the simulator: Trawler, Ferry, Anchor Handling Tug and Supply vessel (AHTS), and a low speed VLCC. Kongsberg Maritime will also deliver eight K-Sim Engine desktop stations, with Ferry, High Speed Craft with waterjet, AHTS vessel and VLCC models installed.

“One of the drivers for acquiring a new generation ERS was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry, focusing on training to ensure sustained growth and development,” comments Augustus Addy-Lamptey, Ag Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, RMU. “The technical capabilities of K-Sim Engine and

“In addition to commercial vessel training, the RMU wants to start focusing on the offshore industry, so they ordered the AHTS model, our latest K-Sim Engine model,” comments Harald Kluken, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation. “By providing multiple vessels on the same simulator configu-

ration, we have been able to develop a very cost-effective delivery for RMU, which combined with recognition of our technology leadership and ability to become a long term partner helped to ensure our success in this international bid.” K-Sim Engine is in operation at maritime and offshore training institutes world-wide. It offers a wide range of functionality and configuration possibilities. Functionality at RMU includes Kongsberg Maritime’s BigView interactive mimic panel system, which can visualise in 3D, i.e., fire in a compartment as well as the impact of firefighting actions. The simulation models feature compressors, purifiers auxiliary generators, oil fired boilers and main engine along with all control, monitoring, emergency and alarm functions –simulated to high degrees of physical realism and meeting DNV requirements. The Engine control room console also features a separate simulated CCTV for flue gas indication.



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Extensive Upgrade and Unique New Rig Training Model for Simsea PRESS RELEASE

Simsea AS maritime training centre in Haugesund, Norway has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to support the extension of its offshore simulation facilities with new simulators and significant upgrades to existing simulators. Kongsberg Maritime has also recently delivered a new rig simulator model at Simsea, based on the Floatel Superior accommodation unit, which is currently in operation in the North Sea. Developed as a part of the K-Sim Offshore simulators installed at Simsea, the new customised model will be used to train semi-submersible rig personnel in advanced operation of Dynamic Positioning (DP), position mooring system (POSMOOR), stability/ballasting and rig move/anchoring. Floatel International commissioned development of the simulator model to provide training for maritime rig personnel and to support its safety strategy. Simsea has already conducted courses for Floatel International and today the organisation boasts significant experience of rig personnel training on Kongsberg Maritime’s simulators. The new Floatel Superior rig simulation model offers the opportunity to practice on leadership and decision making in emergency and abnormal situations including communication and teamwork, all of which are training fundamentals. K-Sim Offshore has been designed to provide highly realistic, task specific or full vessel training exercises, making it the ideal foundation for such a diverse training program.

Photo: The new model will be used to train semi-submersible rig personnel in operation of Dynamic Positioning, position mooring system, stability / ballasting and rig move / anchoring. Photo credit: Harald Nordbakken.

“The new rig model in K-Sim Offshore represents a significant boost to training opportunities for maritime rig personnel in Norway and internationally,” says A. Rune Johansen, Managing Director, Simsea AS. “It is a strong training ground not only for personnel on the accommodation units but also in most other mobile rigs used in the oil & gas sector.”

sea will introduce more simulation capabilities based on Kongsberg Maritime’s leading K-Sim Offshore simulator platform, including; two new K-Sim Offshore bridges and K-Pos DP systems, and an extension of the existing full-mission bridge with K-Pos DP. All bridges will be according to DNV Class A. An advanced ROV simulator interface and a hydraulic winch simulator for anchor handling as well as Opened in February 2012 and built a hydrodynamic modelling tool for on a foundation of KONGSBERG development of vessel models are simulation technology, Simsea is included. one of the most advanced offshore simulator training centres in the Simsea’s ability to offer courses world. It currently features a num- covering individual and best pracber of DP and offshore bridge simu- tice team training and crisis manlators including a 360 degree visual agement will be significantly enK-Sim Offshore simulator with in- hanced following the upgrades. terface to a range of specialised task Most offshore maritime operations simulators such as ROV, offshore will be covered, such as platform crane and ECDIS for team training support, close proximity, anchor of complex offshore operations. handling, subsea, offshore loading, rig ballast/stability, power With the delivery of new simula- management and DP. The faciltors starting in August 2014, Sim- ity’s DP training capabilities fulfil


the Nautical Institute’s DP training requirements, allowing for a reduction in operating training time at sea, which enables cost savings and safety improvements for intensive Dynamic Positioning Operator training.


“After 2 years of operation, we are already at the stage of investing further to expand our services to the maritime and offshore industries,” continues Johansen. “Our diverse capabilities have attracted a huge number of course par-

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ticipants so we are keen to keep Kongsberg Maritime on board to ensure our training technology is as advanced, reliable and flexible as possible.”


K-Sim Engine for Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology PRESS RELEASE

Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014, this will be the first Kongsberg Maritime ERS delivery to a customer in New Zealand but one of many to leading maritime training institutions in the southern hemisphere. The new three-story Applied Technology Facility at NMIT will feature a mixture of learning and teaching facilities including classrooms, workshops, simulation suites, ‘informal’ student spaces and staff offices. A state-of-the art maritime engine-room training simulation suite has been specifically designed to accommodate the K-Sim Engine simulator. The scope of supply includes a Full Mission K-Sim Engine simulator including BigView, 15 student stations and an advanced instructor station. NMIT will have four engine room models, enabling delivery of a diverse program of high quality training across multiple engine and vessel types.

Photo: The NMIT delivery will include the K-Sim Engine, BigView, which is an advanced interactive mimic system displaying process diagrams for training on system understanding

A Long Term Service and Support Program (LTSSP) ensures the simulators will be maintained and upgraded as and when Kongsberg Maritime develops new functionality, ensuring NMIT can provide training using the latest certified technology. “As NMIT’s first ERS, K-Sim Engine is a significant boost to its training capabilities,” comments Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. “K-Sim Engine is an established yet advanced training tool that will help NMIT, through its new Applied Technology Facility, become the leading engine room training provider in New Zealand.”

Photo: The new facility of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Photo: Classroom set-up of 15 K-Sim Engine student stations is incluided with the delivery



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From Operational Skills Focus to Bridge Team and Individual’s Resource Management KENNETH HANKS, MANAGER, EMAS TRAINING ACADEMY & SIMULATOR CENTRE

Photo: Bridge Resource Management Training on K-Sim Offshore at EMAS Training Academy & Simulation Center in Singapore

EMAS Vision & Challenges The EMAS vision is to provide excellence in establishing recognisable enhancement to a mariner’s professional knowledge, skills, cognitive abilities, decision making, risk awareness and mitigation. It aims to lead crew members towards exceptional leadership mind-sets that will enhance vessel teambuilding strategies for operational planning excellence while instilling, implementing and maintaining all phases of HSES. To fulfil this vision, courses need a realistic, flexible and creative facility for the development of operational scenario’s, to emulate vessel types, operational situations and areas, weather, faults and responses. Also important are assessment

tools to ensure both knowledge and that all K-Sim platforms meet DNV practical skills can be monitored, Class A requirements. captured and recorded for playback were needed. Courses offered At the EMAS Academy, course asSolution sessment has always and continues To solve this challenge, the EMAS to be a priority. Simple quizzes are Academy and Simulation Center in used, but the power of the K-Sim 2010 started to use Kongsberg Mari- platforms allows active, accurate time’s K-Sim DP, Engine and Polaris and objective assessment of crew simulators in its training programs. performance. The ease of use and In June 2010, Kongsberg Maritime realistic operational scenarios in also assisted EMAS in understand- specific geographical areas, places ing how to fulfil the Nautical Insti- crew into familiar and sometimes tute’s DP accreditation requirements. not so familiar situations, leading Since then, updates of software and to positive results in testing the hardware across all K-Sim platforms operational knowledge and skills have been provided and tested by of cadets, junior and senior deck Kongsberg Maritime engineers and and engineering officers. Typical EMAS Academy staff, to the level EMAS Academy courses that use


K-Sim systems include Ship Handling, Anchor Handling, Engine Room, Dynamic Positioning and Safety. Less standard courses include New Hire Assessment and Incident recreation. Bridge Resource Management courses EMAS Academy’s latest course is Bridge Resource Management (BRM), as per STCW 2010 Manila amendments. Its main objectives are Operation and Management, focused on human non-technical skills. Using K-Sim Offshore Class A bridges, EMAS Academy was challenged to move away from an operational skills focus to bridge team and individual’s resource management, highlighting illusive non-technical skills such as human factors management, effective communication, human computer interfacing, situational awareness, leadership & decision making, challenging, contingencies & risk mitigation, operation and ship safety. Critical operational planning and implementation using K-Sim Offshore is crucial, so crews are trained on typical and non-typical ship to ship, ship to crew, ship to shore and individual processes.


objectively and repetitively monitored and assessed. Drawing on its professional expertise and in-depth knowledge acquired on K-Sim Offshore, EMAS Academy selected three different operational scenarios. Creation, testing, integration with behavioural markers, fine tuning and complete story-boarding of each scenario was carried out. The builtin ability to record and replay each scenario on K-Sim Offshore encouraged EMAS Academy instructors that they were on the correct path and using the right simulator. Today it is running the BRM course with successful results, both with internal and external clients. Engine Room Resource Management course Riding on this success, the EMAS Academy is now finalising the Engine Room Resource Management course where behavioural markers are also used. All scenarios are developed using K-Sim Engine. Extensive use is made of its built-in assessment tool, 5 student control stations and the recently added Big View interactive mimic.

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By moving from Operational Skills focus to Team and Individual’s Resource Management Training, EMAS enables increased knowledge and collaboration as well as enhanced communication skills among crew members, which are important elements for safer and more efficient operations at sea.

Photo: Crew member manouvering the vessel as a part of the BRM course

Photo: Instructor controlling the exercise in the Bridge Resource Management course

Common assessment methods have become outdated and are very subjective, so true to its mission, EMAS Academy required a before untested method used by the maritime industry. Behavioural Markers which lend an in-depth, critical and objectively focused assessment for all human interactions within the scope of STCW 2010 were employed. Lectures and presentations were formulated and developed, but in order to ensure that scenarios are fully understood, captured and interwoven into the crews planning Photo: Offshore Crew Training Scenario as seen from the K-Sim Offshore aft bridge and performance, crews need to be



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Hogeschool van Amsterdam Extends Its Training Capacity


Kongsberg Maritime has recently conducted an upgrade and extension of the simulator facility at Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The upgrade includes extension of the visual scenes on the school’s three existing ship’s bridge simulators and two brand new ship’s bridge simulators, with 60 degrees horizontal field of view. The delivery also includes a new set of computers, monitors and MultiFlex panels, in addition to radar and ECDIS. Software has been upgraded to the latest release with Photo: Henry Krul, Educational Manager, Hogeschool van Amsterdam (left) and Harald Kluken, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime (right) signing the upgrade contract more sailing areas and hydrodynamic ship models, enabling Hogeschool van Amsterdam to in- Henry Krul, Educational Manager “KONGSBERG acknowledges crease the training opportunities at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Hogeschool van Amsterdam as an it offers. “The expansion and access to the important and long term cooperalatest Kongsberg Maritime K-Sim tion partner. The delivery of this “We benefit from long term coop- Polaris software version enables upgrade emphasises its position eration with Kongsberg Maritime. students to obtain better training, as an important institution with Its simulator systems are very which increases competence and the ability to provide highly comflexible and enable expansion makes them better prepared for petent and skilled students,” comover time to adapt to our chang- future real world operations and ments Kongsberg Maritime’s Area ing training demands,” comments challenges.” Sales Manager, Harald Kluken.

Kongsberg Maritime Completes Delivery of Advanced Engine Room Simulator Model for Offshore Vessel Training Maersk Training Center (MTC) in Svendborg Denmark took delivery of an advanced Drillship Engine Room Simulator (ERS) model in February 2014. The new K-Sim Engine model is specially designed for the offshore industry’s training needs and will be used to provide integrated, realtime training for engineering personnel at Maersk Drilling.

is based on Maersk Drilling’s brand new Samsung 96K drillship. The drill ship model is one of two new ERS models, which is made in close cooperation with Maersk for delivery this year. The new engine models will run on the newly installed K-Sim Engine Simulator at MTC, which supports the full spectrum of engine room main and subsystems, all conducted in real time, based The new customized ERS model on mathematical physical laws

resulting in a factual understanding of engine room processes as experienced in real life offshore operations. K-Sim Engine is integrated with real on board systems, like the KONGSBERG K-Chief 700 and can be operated with full integration to the existing K-Sim Offshore simulator for multidiscipline exercises for higher team performance.



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Kongsberg Maritime Won International Bids for ECDIS Simulators in Spain ANNE VOITH, MARKETING MANAGER, KM

Kongsberg Maritime has delivered ECDIS desktop simulator packages to Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil de la Universidad de Oviedo in Gijon and two IFPMP fishery training facilities in the Canary Islands – Instituto F. P. Marítimo-Pesquero de Sta. Cruz de Tenerife and (Instituto Politécnico F.P. Marítimo-Pesquero de Canarias in Lanzarote. All three ECDIS installations are a result Photo: ECDIS simulators in class room set-up with ECDIS, Radar/ARPA and Navigation of international tenders, which training possibilities Kongsberg Maritime, with support from Simrad Spain, has the second (touch based screen) “We are confident of having a competed and won. displays Radar/ARPA and finally very good and affordable ECDIS the third shows the ECDIS. simulator to offer. The three SpanThe ECDIS simulator deliveries ish ECDIS simulator deliveries are based on Kongsberg Mari- “The ECDIS simulator solution and other recent ECDIS contracts time’s Polaris simulator platform, enables cost-efficient type-ap- proves our competitiveness withwhich provides an affordable so- proved ECDIS training that com- in the ECDIS training market.” lution with full functionality not plies with the latest STCW/IMO only for ECDIS training, but also requirements and Spanish national for Radar/ARPA, Navigation and regulations and rules,” comments Search & Rescue training. Harald Kluken, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime “Our The ECDIS simulator system customers will also benefit from supports official S-57 ENCs so it the basic Rader/ARPA and ship enables these customers to offer handling training possibilities that the IMO Model Course 1.27 Op- come with the ECDIS simulator erational Use of Electronic Chart and makes it a very cost-efficient Photo: ECDIS simulator student station at Display and Information System multiple purpose training tool.” IFPMP in Lanzarote (ECDIS). “In addition, all three training inThe configurations at the Tenerife stitutions will benefit from Simrad and Lanzarote facilities are iden- Spain’s local presence. Simrad tical, and include a file server, Spain, which is a KONGSBERG instructor station and six desk- subsidiary that will provide top student stations. Each student support, service and future upstation has three screens, whereas grades,” comments Tone-Merete one of the screens. The first dis- Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Photo: ECDIS simulator in classroom set-up plays ship handling instruments, Kongsberg Maritime at IFPMP in Tenerife



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French Engineering Students Stay Calm and Take Control ANNE VOITH, MARKETING MANAGER, KM

Photo: Marine engineering students at Lycée Maritime d’Etel training and testing skills by use of the K-Sim Engine Simulator

From a distance, some think it looks like an amusement arcade equipped with gaming computers, but these machines offer so much more. The PCs recently installed at Lycée Maritime d’Etel are all equipped with the latest engine room simulator software from Kongsberg Maritime – KSim Engine – allowing students to virtually track faults and restore the engine to normal operations, as if they were in a real engine room on a 60 meter trawler. “It’s like being in the heart of a true engine room,” comments Metayer Didier and Olivier Lahaye, Professors at the Marine Engineering Faculty of Lycée Maritime d’Etel. “As instructors, we can create our own engine failure scenarios based on real conditions, so the students must act accordingly by taking control

and following the correct procedures. In this way, students will be drilled to handle emergencies with competence and precision in order to minimise the negative outcome of an incident.”

Recording of all activity during the exercise takes place automatically and the instructor can replay and review the exercise with the students in order to give feedback on what was done correctly and also what went wrong. The fault settings generated from In addition, the instructor has the the instructor PC is normally possibility to monitor an exercise more than enough to make stu- and send ‘eCoach’ messages that dents come out in a cold sweat. guide the student during the acWhen the engine fails in the tual exercise. middle of a storm or fire threatens to spread in the engine room, “It might sounds complicated to and the noisy alarms goes off, run an exercise, assess and guide it’s important to stay calm, use a student at the same time, but the acquired knowledge and with K-Sim Engine, it’s actually don’t panic. By exercising on K- very straightforward,” explains Sim Engine students can acquire Olivier Lahaye, who is very knowledge, perform critical op- pleased with the capabilities and erations repeatedly to train and realism that new K-Sim Engine test skills, and develop positive simulators installed at the Engiattitudes by training in situations neering Faculty offer. that demand complex decision making in order to succeed.



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Lycee Maritime Jacques Cassard Becomes the 8th French Regional Maritime Vocational School to Order K-Sim Engine ANNE VOITH, MARKETING MANAGER, KM

Kongsberg Maritime and Lycée Maritime Jacques Cassard in Nantes have signed a contract for the delivery of an advanced Engine Room Simulator. The KSim Engine delivery will consist of an instructor station and eight student stations, with two engine models: MAN B&W 5L90MC L11 (Very Large Crude Carrier) and K-Sim Engine MaK 8M32C M11 (Trawler).

room training courses. K-Sim Engine full mission simulators are already installed at LPM of Boulogne-sur-Mer, LPM Ciboure and LPMA Jaques-Faggianelli to Bastia (Corsica), while LPM Saint-Malo, LPM Pierre Loti in Paimpol, LPMA d’Etel, Regional Maritime Education and Acquacole High School La Rochelle (LREMA), LPM Paul Bousquet in Sète and LPM Pays de la Loire to Nantes Lycée Maritime Jacques Cassard have chosen K-Sim Engine deskis the eighth of twelve French top systems. Regional Maritime Vocational School to use K-Sim Engine, for “We will use the new K-Sim highly realistic maritime engine Engine ERS to train for marine

Photo: K-Sim Engine Simulator - desktop solution at Lycée Maritime d’Etel

engine operation from 750kW to at least 3000kW Engineer level according to STCW,” comments Mathieu Guillee, Marine Engine Instructor at Lycée Maritime Jacques Cassard, Nantes. “K-Sim Engine is certified to STCW and IMO requirements. The fact that technically, K-Sim Engine allows us to train to a very high level and that several other French schools already use it helped to make Kongsberg Maritime’s Engine Room Simulator the top choice for us.”



MAY 2014

EXHIBITIONS & CONFERENCES Below you’ll find an overview of the trade shows and conferences we have scheduled for 2014: May OTC, Houston, USA (May 5-8) Rigkonferansen, Stavanger, Norway (May 12-13) Manning & Training Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (May 13-14) ITEC, Cologne, Germany (May 20-22) OSV Conference, Brazil (May 22-23) CANSEC 2014, Ottawa, Canada (May 28-29) June Posidonia, Athens, Greece (June 2-6) August ONS, Stavanger, Norway (August 25-28) September CMPA, Niagara Falls, Canada (September 9-12) UC Europe, Newcastle, UK (September 23-25) October KONGSBERG UC Americas, Houston, USA (October 13-15) IAMU, Launceston, Tasmania (October 27-30) November Manning & Training Conference, Manilla, Philippines (November 26-27) December KONGSBERG Asia/Pacific Simulator UC, Cebu, Philippines (Dec.2-3) I/ITSEC, Orlando, Florida, USA (December 1-4) WorkBoat 2014, New Orleans (December 3-5)

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