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UK multimodal training centre to add maritime simulators

Modal Training, a multimodal logistics training centre in the UK set to open later this year, reports that it has invested £2 million in a simulation setup from Kongsberg Maritime to offer courses for the maritime sector.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The company says that a range of marine simulator courses will be delivered for deck, engineering and electro-technical officers covering areas like Bridge Resource and Team Management, Dynamic Positioning, ECDIS, GMDSS, Engine Room and Vessel Traffic Services.

Modal Training’s £7 million facility in Immingham will house a Full Mission Bridge DNV Class A Kongsberg K-Sim simulator, with a 360-degree model of the Humber, as well as forward and aft bridge stations for DP and Anchor Handling operations.

The equipment will be connected to work simultaneously with the Engine Room simulator to provide full crew training, the company says.

Modal has also invested in a K-Sim Class C desktop simulator system, with six PCs for dynamic positioning training, and a desktop K-Sim ECDIS radar simulator for up to six students.

The engine room package is equipped with a full mission K-Sim engine simulator and a desktop engine room. A K-Sim VTS operator simulator completes the new equipment line-up.

“Whilst Modal Training’s investment is directed at the offshore renewable sector, the course provision will be attractive to all mariners refreshing their qualifications, developing new skills or completing gaps in their current proficiencies,” said Patrick Henry, managing director of Modal Training.

“The hallmark of this course offering will be practically focussed, cognitive-based training that emphasises experiential learning for students.”

“Our training will be the ideal solution for organisations conducting their own internal training programmes or wishing to explore mission rehearsal scenarios. With this facility and teaching capability, we believe that Modal Training's offering will be world class.”

Jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP, as part of the Humber Growth Deal, Modal Training is set to open in November 2016.{/mprestriction}

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