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Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator in Mumbai

Kongsberg announced that it has won an order from Bibby Training Institute Mumbai for an offshore vessel simulator. The Indian facility is currently equipped with a Kongsberg Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator which, under the contract, will be upgraded to a DP 2 simulator.

The Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator (KOVS) with visual scene will feature Anchor Handling vessel, Shuttle Tanker and Drilling Rig models, explains the Norway-based provider. Courses and exercises will cover Manual Handling OSV, Anchor Handling, Offshore Loading, Position Reference, Drilling Rig Operation, Power Management, Ship Manoeuvring, Advanced ECDIS, Bridge Team Management, Bridge Resource Management and Pilotage.

The DP 2 simulator will be integrated with the Kongsberg Vessel Simulator (KOVS), which will make it possible to run DP2 courses in addition to offshore vessel training, and thus reduce sea time.

India has over 1,000 certified DP operators but there is a growing demand for trained crew, especially for anchor handling and other specialist operations.

“Our new simulator will add a lot of value to what we have been doing so far and will help to meet the need for Indian crew certified in specialist operations,” said Mr Prakash Agarwal, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management India.

“This contract is vindication of our commitment to the Indian market and reflects the relationship of trust and reliability that we have with our customers,” commented Capt. Sanjiv Wagh, General Manager Sales, Kongsberg Maritime India. “We have recently moved into our own building and I believe that this gives customers more confidence that Kongsberg Maritime is a long-term partner in India.”

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