Modal Training, a UK provider of integrated multimodal logistics training, has invested in a package of ship, offshore vessel, engine room and radar simulators from Kongsberg Maritime for its new £7 million centre of excellence in Immingham, set to open in September 2016.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) has released its PCS-300 Radar Simulator, featuring upgraded hardware and software compared with the previous PCS-200 version.
Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract to buy the Trondheim-based ship simulation and consultancy company, Ship Modelling & Simulation Centre AS (SMSC), with the acquisition expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.
The Republic of Paraguay has had its first simulation complex for inland navigation installed, with Transas deploying its Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 system at the Centre for Maritime and River Shipowners (CAFyM) in Asuncion.
BMT Asia Pacific and BMT ARGOSS, subsidiaries of BMT Group, have been appointed by Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND) to undertake a series of marine and port assessments for the Nicaragua Canal using its simulator systems.
A new simulator centre for maritime training at the port of Burgas in Bulgaria has been opened, by the City of Burgas and its association of environmental organisations.
Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, reports that it has recently procured an Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) ship handling simulator for training of its staff, the first of its kind in Qatar.
Transas has launched a high voltage training package for marine engineering and electrical training, combining simulators and real equipment in response to recently introduced STCW requirements.
A new maritime simulator facility has been opened in Le Havre, France, with French President François Hollande attending the inauguration of the facility at École Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM).
Transas reports that it has installed a fifth simulator for training pilots who operate in the port of Dunkirk in France, with the addition of a Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 navigational simulator.
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