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Kongsberg to upgrade Dutch training facility

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has won the tender to upgrade the bridge and engine room simulators at a maritime training facility in Delfzil, The Netherlands.

Starting autumn 2013, the Norwegian provider will deliver the latest versions of its Polaris and Neptune simulators to Noorderpoort Eemsdollard – Energy & Maritime.

The contract includes an upgrade of simulators which Kongsberg had installed at Noorderpoort Eemsdollard’s Abel Tasman College in 2006, which have now been moved to the new facility in Delfzil.

In addition to updating the simulators with the latest models, the upgrade will enhance the existing instructor stations.

“This extensive upgrade to our facilities will help us to enhance the quality of our simulation training through the use of standardised simulators and improved functionality for our instructors,” said Wim van de Pol, member of the board.

“The new suite of cutting-edge simulators will also support our ability to attract more students for our already highly regarded courses, so the upgrade will play an important part in our future growth and success.”

The new Polaris bridge simulator system will feature: full mission bridge (DNV Class A), including 270° horizontal field of view, six full mission bridges (DNV Class B) with 60° to 120° field of view, and seven GMDSS stations integrated with each bridge.

The Neptune engine room simulator will include an instructor station and 15 student stations. Kongsberg Maritime will also deliver a Neptune Full Mission ERS Class B simulator with engine control room console, main switchboard and engine room equipment, in addition to a Neptune Power Plant Simulator including an instructor station and 15 student stations.

“We have a strong footprint in The Netherlands, with simulators installed at several leading training organisations so we are pleased to have been selected for the upgrade at Noorderpoort Eemsdollard - Energy & Maritime,” said Harald Kluken, area sales manager, Kongsberg Maritime.

“We’re confident that our current ship’s bridge and engine room simulation technology will enhance instructor capabilities and student satisfaction.”

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