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Simulator package delivered to new Rotterdam training centre

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.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The training facility covers more than 5,000 square metres across two floors containing Kongsberg simulators, meeting rooms, offices and welfare facilities. The next step in the project will see the development of a hotel on the top floor of the building for customers and trainees, enabling training to take place round the clock.

Customers can train with their own instructors, Simwave instructors, or external instructors, with the first training courses having now been completed, the company said.

“The first reactions from clients and participants have been overwhelming,” said Marcel Kind, managing director of Simwave.

“We have a team of educational and maritime specialists from around the world on hand and this dream team, our partnership with Kongsberg Digital and our long-term vision on how to improve the learning experience in the maritime sector enables us to bring new customer benefits to the training value chain.”

Kongsberg Digital’s full simulator scope of supply for the facility 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 Program (LTSSP) for support and technology updates, in addition to a planned mid-life upgrade at the end of the LTSSP.

“The partnership between Kongsberg Digital and Simwave brings possibilities for further development and allows Simwave to meet its full potential as the training centre of choice for the maritime industry,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, senior vice president, maritime simulation, Kongsberg Digital.

“We are delighted to have completed installation of one of our largest integrated simulator deliveries ever in such a short timeframe due to dedicated and good cooperation between us and Simwave.”{/mprestriction}

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