MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy including a purpose-built virtual reality (VR) showroom for simulation training.
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has agreed a contract with Kongsberg Digital for a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park.
The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has agreed a deal with Kongsberg Digital for the supply of new navigation simulators for installation at the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand.
ROC Friese Poort has opened an Inland Simulator Centre in Urk, the Netherlands, for inland navigation training in the region.
Consolidated Marine Management based in Greece has signed up all crew on its 23 vessels for type specific ECDIS Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACAT) on both Furuno and JRC equipment, to be carried out by ECDIS Ltd.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is expanding its maritime simulator facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney, with the addition of new Kongsberg ship-handling and navigation simulators and the integration of a new visual display system for its existing bridge simulator.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) has added another emulation product to its family of Radar Emulators, to cover the Furuno FAR21X7 radar.
UK Shipping Minister John Hayes was among the guests at the official opening of a new Maritime Bridge and Engine Simulator training facility in Liverpool, as part of a maritime graduate talent programme that has been developed in partnership with UK industry body Mersey Maritime.
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
ABB is to work with Sovcomflot and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) in Russia on the implementation of new simulation systems at the University, following the signing of a research, technological and educational partnership agreement.
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