K-Sim® DP - Dynamic Positioning Simulators
With 40 years of experience gained from 4000 Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems in operation, KONGSBERG has established itself as a pioneer and industry standard within the DP industry. The same unique experience, knowledge and equipment are transferred and used in our K-Sim DP simulators, making it possible to offer our customers a totally integrated simulator from one supplier.
Dynamic Positioning Simulators
Our K-Sim DP simulator systems offer great flexibility to fit a wide range of training objectives, including DPO certification. The simulators have the necessary fidelity and realism required for mission planning, training and assessment of crew, where various challenging scenarios can be evaluated and optimised in a safe training environment.
Realistically simulated operations
K-Sim DP is the perfect tool to build competency to promote safety and secure profitability in operations. It provides a virtual, yet fully realistic training environment, where mistakes can become lessons learnt without risking damage to people, vessels, equipment and the environment.
K-Sim DP is designed to support operations, to test procedures, increase competence and to minimise errors, thereby reducing the amount of errors and ultimately the cost of incidents during DP operation. Examples of offshore operations that can be realistically simulated are:
- Close proximity ship handling in offshore areas, e.g. platform support vessels approach to platforms, buoys and FPSOs
- Realistic offshore loading such as buoy loading, tandem loading and tug assistance
- Offshore operations; supply-, construction- and dive support vessels etc.
- Semi-submersible/drilling vessel station keeping with use of DP during drilling operations
- Emergency manoeuvring
From desktop to full mission simulators
As the leading developer of sophisticated DP simulators, KONGSBERG offer several tailored K-Sim DP solutions in compliance with all the latest training regulations.
We provide three levels of DP simulators:
- K-Sim® DP Basic (limited task DP simulator) - Class C
- K-Sim® DP Maneuvering (multi task DP simulator) - Class B
- K-Sim® DP Maneuvering (full mission DP simulator) - Class A
Note: K-Sim DP, Maneuvering Class A simulator is designed to meet the requirements for sea-time reduction courses and demanding offshore vessel operations.
The K-Sim DP Instructor system will access all exercise and environmental conditions, introduce failures and situations where the operator must take corrective actions. The instructor can e.g. initiate loss of thrusters and generators and create noise in sensor readings and position reference systems.
The instructor has the same range of information in "feedback" from the students. Faults and errors introduced, will force the trainee to e.g. find another thrusters allocation, start emergency generators and other systems, or selecting another sensor- or position reference system. A full set of sensor systems, fully interfaced to the DP system, are available with instructor controlled faults, noise and interference.
DNV GL Certification
All KONGSBERG Dynamic Positioning Simulators are certified by Det Norske Veritas according to DNVGL-ST-0033 Maritime simulator systems, and cover Class A, B and C – fully compliant with STCW's latest requirements for training purposes.
All KONGSBERG Dynamic Positioning Simulators are complaint with Appendix E – NI DP Simulator/Equipment specification issued by Nautical Institute in the Dynamic Positioning Operator Training Scheme Accreditation Standard, January 2016 revised version 1.2