New contract for integrated DP, navigation, and offshore operations simulators
Kongsberg Maritime simulators have been selected for Maersk Training's new centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The delivery to Maersk Training Brazil Treinamentos Maritimos LTDA is under a non-exclusive frame agreement signed by Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training 13 months ago, which covers supply of simulators and ongoing support for a 10 year period.
The first multiple integrated simulator delivery within this frame agreement was to Maersk Training's centre in Svendborg – Maersk Offshore Simulation And Innovation Centre II - which opened in November 2012. The contract for this new delivery to Brazil was signed August 2012 with an extension in December 2012. The KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator at Maersk Training Brazil will be operational in the second quarter 2013.
The new simulator package includes the advanced KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator integrated with KONGSBERG's K-Pos Dynamic Positioning Simulator, which will meet The Nautical Institute's class A requirements. The contract also includes a Long Term Service Support (LTSSP) agreement ensuring delivery of support and new software versions for a five year period.
"The maritime industry will benefit from training on these state-of-the-art KONGSBERG simulators, since offshore crews and specialists can practice on procedures and emergency situations prior to a mission. This ensures that all possible scenarios can be planned for, for every different operation," comments Hans Dürke Bloch Kjaer, Managing Director at Maersk Training Brasil. "Our new simulators will be highly flexible so our experienced staff will be able to develop customised anchor handling, DP courses as well as other types of maritime courses to meet the needs of the Brazilian market for all companies in the maritime and offshore maritime industry."
The KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator is already used by established maritime training facilities around the world, including; EMAS Academy in Singapore, Superior Energy Services in Houston/Alaska, SimSea in Norway, Lerus Training in Ukraine and Maersk Training in Denmark. During 2013 Maersk Training Brazil, Oceanografia S.A, Mexico and several other training organisations will start using the KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator to train crew for demanding operations offshore.
"The combination of intelligent software integrated with quality hardware and our extensive experience in the offshore sector makes the KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator the perfect tool for training purposes. The high realism on offer also makes it ideal for concept testing and pre-studies of new products and methods in offshore operations. With this dual-focus of training and operational support, the KONGSBERG Offshore Vessel Simulator is now established as the leading training platform for enhancing offshore safety and operational efficiency," adds Paal Aamaas, the new Vice President of Kongsberg Maritime, Simulation.