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Transas teams up with Carnival for new training centre

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Transas has signed a multi-million euro deal with Carnival Corporation to provide simulators for the cruise operator’s new Centre for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART) facility in the Netherlands.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The current CSMART training complex, situated just outside Amsterdam in Almere, has been in operation since 2009. Carnival’s new facility will be three times larger, with capacity to provide annual training for 6,500 deck and engineering officers.

Transas will deliver navigational and engine room simulators in various configurations, ranging from classroom stations up to part-task and full mission simulators.  The project will see the use of Nvidia grid computers, which Transas claims will save 70 per cent of power consumption and will enhance the management of the system and its redundancy. 

Simulation will consist of 12 cruise ship models, with 60 sailing areas specific for Carnival operations, as well as three new cruise ship engine models with different propulsion systems, including virtual replicas of ship automation systems.

“At Carnival Corporation, our number one priority is the safety and comfort of the nearly 11 million guests who sail with us every year,” said Captain Hans Hederstrom, managing director of CSMART.

“For us, providing the world's best training to our deck and engineering officers is essential in helping us meet that priority. For that reason, we recruit the best and most passionate instructors in the maritime industry – and we have formed important partnerships with companies such as Transas, one of the world's most respected leaders in providing innovative and reliable software and hardware technology solutions for our industry and others.”

The new CSMART facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.{/mprestriction}  

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