The focus of the agreement will be the development of a unique anchor handling simulator, which aims to utilise the technology and experience the two companies have gained over ten years of collaboration in the field of marine simulation.
"The anchor handling simulator software must be developed to meet some very specific needs, so by extending our co-operation agreement we can be sure that our requirements for a flexible and scalable solution are met, in what is a very sophisticated simulation product," comments Albertus Zwiers, director technical vessel operations, Maersk Supply Service.
The anchor handling simulator's first installation is expected in Q4 2008.
"For Kongsberg Maritime this represents an important step to broaden our product portfolio within offshore applications. Complexity is increasing and the market needs applications that reduce ship and crew downtime to a minimum whilst improving safety at the same time," says Lars Erik Hilsen, CEO Kongsberg Simulation.