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Kongsberg agrees deal to outfit Simwave facility

Kongsberg Digital and Simwave have agreed a contract for what Kongsberg says is one of its most extensive maritime simulator deliveries to date, to take place at Simwave’s facilities in the Netherlands.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Located in Barendrecht, Simwave is a new Maritime Centre of Excellence which aims to make training technologies available to maritime professionals and specialised applied research projects.

Kongsberg will act as the sole simulation technology supplier for the new facility, which is designed to deliver ‘maritime simulation as a service’ on a white label, pay-as-you-go basis. Simwave will also partner with Kongsberg Digital to develop maritime training systems to be added to Kongsberg’s newly launched open ecosystem, kognifai.

Simwave’s facility will provide customers with full access to the simulator park on their own terms, providing a platform for customers to train and assess crew, investigate projects and promote services by using the simulators customised to their own requirements. This includes users’ own 3D mathematical ship and environment models, based on K-Sim technology.

Simwave experts will be available to adapt the configuration to the exact requirements of the training programme or research project if required, with the facilities to be made available 24 hours a day.

The Kongsberg simulator delivery is due to be completed by the end of September 2017. The full scope of supply covers multiple full-mission and part-task simulators for ship’s bridge and engine room operations.

The contract also includes a five year Long Term System Support Programme (LTSSP) including support and access to technology updates, in addition to a planned mid-life upgrade at end of the LTSSP.

“Kongsberg’s world class simulators will allow us to offer an integrated ship system approach to training, where all aspects of vessel operation are included,” said Joost van Ree, co-founder, Simwave.

“While technology is vital, the Simwave difference is that we are providing complete flexibility for customers to train or research in a way that exactly meets their needs.”{/mprestriction}

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