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K-Sim® Dynamic Positioning

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. 

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.


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.

Dynamic Positioning Simulators

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

More information about simulator training that allows sea-time reduction


As the leading developer of sophisticated DP simulators, KONGSBERG offer several tailored K-Sim DP solutions in compliance with all the latest training regulations.K-Sim DP range.jpg

We provide three levels of DP simulators: 

Note: K-Sim DP, Maneuvering Class A simulator is designed to meet the requirements for sea-time reduction courses and demanding offshore vessel operations.

Remote DP Simulator Training

Kongsberg Digital now offers a remote DP simulator training solution, which is approved by the Nautical Institute (NI) for DP Induction Courses until April 1st 2021, with the possibility for extension depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Remote DP Simulator Training


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.

Nautical Institute

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


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