Kongsberg Maritime has delivered its offshore vessel simulator for Maersk Training’s new centre, called Maersk Training Brazil Treinamentos Maritimos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The simulator has been delivered under a non-exclusive frame agreement signed by both companies, which covers the supply of simulators and ongoing support for ten years.
The first multiple integrated simulator under the agreement was delivered to Maersk Training’s Maersk Offshore Simulation and Innovation Centre II in Svendborg, Germany, which opened in November 2012.
Scheduled to be operational in the second quarter 2013 at Maersk Training Brazil, the new simulator will be integrated with Kongsberg’s K-Pos dynamic positioning (DP) simulator to meet the Nautical Institute’s class A requirements.
The deal also comprises a long-term service support (LTSSP) agreement to ensure the delivery of support and new software versions for a five-year period.
Maersk Training Brazil managing director Hans Dürke Bloch Kjaer said the maritime industry will benefit from training on these Kongsberg simulators, as offshore crews and specialists can practice on procedures and emergency situations before a mission.
"This ensures that all possible scenarios can be planned for, for every different operation," Kjaer said. "Our new simulators will be highly flexible so our experienced staff will be able to develop customised anchor handling, DP courses, as well as other types of maritime courses to meet the needs of the Brazilian market for all companies in the maritime and offshore maritime industry."
Kongsberg said its simulators are being used by the EMAS Academy in Singapore, Superior Energy Services in Houston and Alaska, SimSea in Norway, Lerus Training in Ukraine and Maersk Training in Denmar.
In 2013, training firms including Maersk Training Brazil and Oceanografia Mexico will start using the Kongsberg offshore vessel simulator to train crew for offshore operations.
Image: Kongsberg’s offshore vessel simulator will be operational at Maersk Training Brazil in the second quarter 2013. Photo: Kongsberg Maritime.