Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has won a contract from GasLog to supply a comprehensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) simulator package.

The package will be developed to provide improved safety and operational training for GasLog’s crew members, with a special focus on LNG operation.

It will feature an integrated training solution, including K-Sim navigation, engine and cargo-handling simulator models.

The package will feature a K-Sim Navigation DNV Class A ship’s bridge simulator and a K-Sim Engine Desktop simulator comprising the Steam Plant Dual Fuel LNG Carrier and Diesel Electric Duel Fuel DE21 LNG models.

As part of the contract, GasLog’s engine room models will be interfaced to a matching K-Sim Cargo LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier-M cargo handling simulator, while an entire floor in GasLog’s Technical Management headquarters in Piraeus, Greece, will be allocated for simulator training activities.

Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation senior vice-president Tone-Merete Hansen said: “Greece is poised to become the largest and most significant shipping nation in the global LNG sector and KDI is proud to be such an integral associate in support of this drive.

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“KDI’s innovative simulator training package will help us to establish and support a culture of crew protection and environmental awareness.”

“Promoting and perpetrating the smart transportation and usage of a clean, economically efficient fuel ties in very closely with our corporate desire to enable safer, greener and more streamlined working practices.”

KDI has also provided its K-Sim training solutions to Minerva Marine, Maran Gas Maritime, TMS Cardiff Gas, and Tsakos Energy Navigation.

GasLog Competency Assurance Manager Archontia Leni said: “Straight from the outset, KDI’s integrated simulator solution will allow our trainee crews to reinforce and build upon our core values of teamwork, quality of service, integrity and customer focus.

“Above all, as our company credo indicates, safety means the world to us, and KDI’s innovative simulator training package will help us to establish and support a culture of crew protection and environmental awareness that resonates throughout our entire organisation.”

GasLog currently operates a fleet of 27 LNG vessels through its subsidiary GasLog LNG Services and has seven ships on order.