Kongsberg Digital reports that it has been selected to deliver and support a package of ship’s bridge simulators for the Royal Australian Navy, to be used to reduce the costs associated with qualifying bridge watch keepers and other staff before going to sea.
Kongsberg has landed what it says is its largest ever simulator contract, following the agreement of a SGD$21.2 million (US$15.5m) deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs for the delivery of four K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard, alongside a 10-year maintenance agreement.
GasLog has agreed a contract with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for the delivery of a new LNG simulator package for training of GasLog’s LNG carrier crews.
Norwegian company Nautisk has announced a partnership that will see its digital navigation and bridge management products made available via Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai platform.
Kongsberg has agreed a £500 million deal to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, buying the marine products, systems and aftermarket services operations put up for sale by Rolls-Royce after the UK company conducted a strategic review of its business at the beginning of the year and decided to narrow its focus to concentrate on the aerospace, defence and power systems markets.
Finnish maritime communications company KNL Networks has partnered with Kongsberg Digital to make its HF radio and cellular broadband connectivity system available to users of Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has signed up as a pilot customer for a Cloud-based application of Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim simulation technology, allowing BCIT to offer ‘simulation as a service’ by integrating the simulator with Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform to enable students to train on their own devices.
Kongsberg Digital has launched a new 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator, adding outside deck area training to sit alongside the existing 3D engine room capabilities of the company’s K-Sim Engine simulator.
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.
Kongsberg Digital is set to purchase a 34 per cent ownership share in NSG Digital, a subsidiary of the Wilhelmsen-owned supply base and logistics company NorSea Group, whom Kongsberg Digital will partner in efforts to digitalise the supply chain in the oil and gas and offshore wind industries.
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