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Maritime training simulators to Singapore

Kongsberg Maritime's subsidiary, Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems of Horten, has been awarded a prestigious contract with the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore for delivery of maritime training simulators worth a total of approximately MNOK 38. "Singapore has the world's largest, most heavily trafficked harbour, and the MPA takes its training needs very seriously, as evidenced by this contract", comments Per Branstad, president of Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems.

"This is the largest simulator contract signed for years. In many ways, it is helping us establish a foothold in this region. Singapore is a trendsetter in maritime training, which will give us an edge in other countries in south-east Asia and the rest of the world. I'm exceptionally pleased that we have succeeded with this", says Per Branstad.

The simulator contract is for a full 360-degree vessel bridge simulator and a separate simulator for smaller vessels, including tugboats. The order also covers a traffic management simulator and a crisis management simulator. All the equipment can be linked into existing equipment at the Singapore Maritime Academy, a good customer for more than 20 years. Deliveries are scheduled for the first half of 2002.

Kongsberg Maritime is a world leader in marine information technology. Kongsberg Maritime had a turnover of MNOK 2 983 in 2000 and has a total of about 2300 employees in more than 20 countries.