Kongsberg Maritime's new training centre in Shanghai, China was recently approved for DP certification courses by Nautical Institute, adding another facility to the Kongsberg family of training centres.
The Nautical Institute validates and approves training centres for dynamic positioning - DP training according to the scheme for DP certification courses. The approval is a result of KONGSBERG's request for approval of the new facilities in Shanghai.
Mark Pointon & Steven Jones from The Nautical Institute inspected the new training centre, the manuals & documentation being used and also the equipment and services provided by Kongsberg Maritime. Apart from a few, minor comments of recommendations & improvements, they were very pleased with the new facilities. Mark Pointon from The Nautical institute stated in his approval letter:
"I would like to offer my congratulations on achieving the Institute's standard and I am looking forward to working with you in the future as part of the DP family on the DPTEG (DP training executive group) as well as the regional centre groups".
Hands on training
"We are very pleased to have achieved such good training facilities in Shanghai", says business manager training, Anne Toril Kasin. "Our classroom has the latest equipment within DP systems from KONGSBERG, including desktop trainers for 9 students. During the courses they can use individual systems in order to ensure as much hands on training as possible. To begin with, we want to use instructors from our global pool of resources within DP training, but our goal is to employ local instructors as well. This was phase one, and we are content that this is in place", says Kasin.
Product training manager, Hallfrid Os Andersen is also pleased with the new training offer in Shanghai. "This has become a good example of how we wish our centres to appear", she says and points out the importance of good classrooms, equipment and material in order to achieve a good learning outcome among the course participants. "We can now offer our customers both user/delivery training and general DP training of high quality in Shanghai. This will hopefully give added value to our system deliveries, but we also hope that this will provide new training possibilities in the Asian region", concludes Os Andersen.