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The most advanced level of simulators used for DP training, is K-Sim® DP, Manoeuvring, which is a full mission type. It is designed to meet the requirements for sea-time reduction courses and demanding offshore vessel operations.

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Training objectives

K-Sim® DP, Manoeuvring simulators are designed to support operations, to test procedures, increase competence and to minimize errors, therefore reducing the amount 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

Equipment and Configuration

The full mission system is a manoeuvring simulator with up to 360° surrounding visual scene including a dual redundant K-Pos configuration fully integrated to the KONGSBERG ship handling or offshore vessel simulator. Bridge equipment, Radar/ARPA and ECDIS systems are all included, and a planning station for presentation of field maps is available. The simulator layout comes in two different standard set-ups, aft bridge and forward bridge.

For the ultimate realism in training, the K-Sim® DP, Manoeuvring simulator can be fully integrated with KONGSBERG position reference systems and third party products, as well as various bridge equipment found onboard different offshore vessels.

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The instructor will be able to guide the students when operating the DP system. The built in simulator offers realistic responses to the operations initiated by each student.

Simulated DP Vessels

KONGSBERG DP simulators provide training for most types of DP vessels and configurations including:

  • Supply vessel
  • Shuttle tanker
  • Drillship
  • Semi submersible drilling unit
  • Customer specific ship models with corresponding DP and hydrodynamic models
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DNV GL Certification

The K-Sim® DP, Advanced is certified by DNV GL according to DNVGL-ST-0033 Maritime simulator systems and cover Class A.

Nautical Institute

The K-Sim® DP, Advanced 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 Class A

Statement of Compliance

DP features for the K-Sim® DP, Manoeuvring Simulator

K-Sim® DP, Manoeuvring is a full mission simulator for DP manoeuvring, joystick manoeuvring and position keeping. The system satisfies Nautical Institute DP Simulator Class NI-A., featuring:

  • K-Pos user interface with the same information and settings that can be found onboard a K-Pos equipped vessel
  • Automatic Station-keeping including position change, heading change, autopilot and auto track
  • Manual joystick operation
  • Simulated vessel behaviour
  • Simulated position-reference systems and sensors
  • Simulated thruster performance
  • Adjustment of simulated wind and current

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