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Kongsberg Digital to deliver engine room simulator to German training institute

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has won an international public tender to supply the Maritime Centre in Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a complete K-Sim engine room simulator package.

Scheduled for August 2021, the delivery includes a K-Sim Engine Full Mission engine room simulator and a K-Sim Engine desktop classroom configuration. The university has also ordered six different K-Sim Engine models to achieve the desired training outcomes for a variety of propulsion and engine types.

KDI will also develop an entirely new model based on the machinery configuration from a next-generation LNG Carrier propelled by two MAN ME-GI low-speed engines that can operate on LNG, MGO and HFO: the K-Sim Engine LNG Carrier MAN ME GI L22.

The model will be designed to meet new safety and sustainability requirements in shipping. It will enable students to attain expertise in operating two-stroke LNG-fuelled engines, with an emphasis on safety-related LNG handling which aims to minimise risk to personnel and the marine environment.

To enable IGF code training in LNG bunkering procedures, the DEDF42 Cruise Ferry model – based on a Dual Fuel passenger ship – is also included in the delivery. To comply with the Ballast Water Management Convention, several of the included models have a combined electrolysis and filter system in order to meet IMO and USCG requirements for such a system.

Kongsberg Digital’s new K-Sim Engine eLearning modules are also included with the delivery. These are accessible via K-Sim Connect, a cloud-based ecosystem providing members with a range of simulation services and tangible benefits. Simple and straightforward to use, it provides instructors with the possibility to upload, share and manage exercises for eLearning purposes. Students can obtain access to the simulation exercises at any time or location, simply by logging in.

“Kongsberg Digital is the first to deliver advanced cloud-based simulation, supporting maritime training institutes in modernising and improving the quality of their training. We are pleased to provide Hochschule Flensburg with the flexibility of our subscription-based simulation services, delivered via K-Sim Connect,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, senior VP in Kongsberg Digital, Maritime Simulation. “By collaborating with the industry and integrating advanced functionality from KONGSBERG’s well-reputed real equipment, such as K-Power, K-Chief and AutoChief, into our simulators, we’re constantly developing new realistic models meeting the trends of fuel and propulsion systems.”

“The upgrade to Kongsberg Digital’s new-generation simulator technology will make a world of difference in improving our training environment,” commented Pawel Ziegler, professor, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Michael Thiemke added: “The new K-Sim Engine models will prepare our students for controlling and managing the engine systems onboard different vessels, including the top modern ones. With the cloud-based eLearning solution our students will also gain access to high-quality simulation exercises outside the school, to practice more and build the necessary competence.”

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