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Ghanaian university orders Kongsberg simulator

Kongsberg Maritime today announced that it has won a contract to supply a full mission Engine Room Simulator (ERS) to the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana.

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The K-Sim Engine simulator is due for delivery in May 2014. It has been approved by DNV-GL according to Standards for Certification 2.14 (2011).

Four vessel models will be available on the simulator: trawler, ferry, Anchor Handling Tug and Supply vessel (AHTS), and low-speed VLCC. Kongsberg will also deliver eight K-Sim Engine desktop stations, with ferry, high speed craft with waterjet, AHTS vessel and VLCC models installed.

“One of the drivers for acquiring a new generation ERS was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry, focusing on training to ensure sustained growth and development,” said Augustus Addy-Lamptey, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, RMU. “The technical capabilities of K-Sim Engine and the long-term training possibilities it gives us will help us to reach our goal of becoming known and recognised as the tertiary institution of choice in advanced maritime education and training, in Africa and beyond.”

“In addition to commercial vessel training, the RMU wants to start focusing on the offshore industry, so they ordered the AHTS model, our latest K-Sim Engine model,” added Harald Kluken, Area sales manager, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation. “By providing multiple vessels on the same simulator configuration, we have been able to develop a very cost-effective delivery for RMU.”

The K-Sim Engine at RMU will include 3D applications for Kongsberg’s BigView interactive mimic panel system. It can visualise in 3D, for instance a fire in a compartment and the impact of firefighting actions.

The simulation models feature compressors, purifiers auxiliary generators, oil fired boilers and main engine along with control, monitoring, emergency and alarm functions. The Engine control room console also features a separate simulated CCTV for flue gas indication.

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