Kongsberg Digital reports that it has been selected to deliver and support a package of ship’s bridge simulators for the Royal Australian Navy, to be used to reduce the costs associated with qualifying bridge watch keepers and other staff before going to sea.
Kongsberg has landed what it says is its largest ever simulator contract, following the agreement of a SGD$21.2 million (US$15.5m) deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs for the delivery of four K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard, alongside a 10-year maintenance agreement.
Wärtsilä reports that it has agreed a deal to provide a package of marine simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, UK.
Thales Canada reports that it is investing more than $315,000 in a new research project with Virtual Marine of Newfoundland, to improve Virtual Marine’s embedded ship simulation systems.
GasLog has agreed a contract with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for the delivery of a new LNG simulator package for training of GasLog’s LNG carrier crews.
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (STASCo) has signed a contract with BMT which will see Shell purchase its own in-house licence to use BMT’s navigation simulator, REMBRANDT.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Australia’s national transport safety investigator, has agreed a deal with BMT to license the UK-based company’s REMBRANDT navigation and manoeuvring simulator technology for use in its investigative process.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has signed up as a pilot customer for a Cloud-based application of Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim simulation technology, allowing BCIT to offer ‘simulation as a service’ by integrating the simulator with Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform to enable students to train on their own devices.
Kongsberg Digital has launched a new 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator, adding outside deck area training to sit alongside the existing 3D engine room capabilities of the company’s K-Sim Engine simulator.
Simwave and Kongsberg Digital report that they have completed the Site Acceptance Test (SAT) of what they claim is one of the largest maritime simulation packages ever delivered, meaning that the new Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam, is now fully operational.
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