Kongsberg Digital provides simulators to the Tolani Maritime Institute – The Maritime Government

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Kongsberg Digital will deliver the full range of state-of-the-art K-Sim simulators, including the K-Sim Navigation bridge simulator, to the Tolani Maritime Institute in Mumbai, India

Posted Jul 2, 2021 5:38 PM by The Maritime Executive

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) celebrates another major development in maritime training technology with a groundbreaking simulator delivery for the Tolani Education Foundation in Mumbai, India. Students and instructors at the Tolani Maritime Institute benefit from comprehensive training solutions for engine room, cargo and navigation simulators under one roof.

With this delivery, which will be carried out in the coming months, KDI is fulfilling the conditions of four separate but linked contracts. A full mission K-Sim Navigation Class A bridge simulator with projectors forms the core of the solution; this will be expanded and integrated into the desktop software for an engine room simulator and cargo handling simulator, which each host two and three simulation models, respectively. With the fourth contract agreement, this software is covered for eight years by the LTSSP contract (Long-Term System Support Program) from KONGSBERG.

Each scalable simulator uses state-of-the-art features to deliver a lifelike, immersive user experience for sea cadets. The industry-leading hydrodynamic models and advanced physical engine of K-Sim Navigation work together with a high-resolution visual system to empower students in their interactions with navigation devices, other vessels, objects and weather conditions. Meanwhile, Instructors can easily create, record, and rate exercises with a simple, intuitive, drag-and-drop interface.

Likewise, K-Sim Cargo familiarizes trainees with all components of a ship's cargo system, including the planning and execution of several loading and unloading processes, while K-Sim Engine provides training and further education for ship engineers in all eventualities of the complex behavior of an engine room. All K-Sim models are certified by DNV GL and exceed the existing STCW requirements.

LTSSP's lifecycle management package provides scheduled on-call support and annual software updates for the new simulators to keep them performing at their best throughout their lifecycle.

“We are very pleased that Kongsberg Digital is bringing the latest maritime simulation technology to our campus and that we have assured their continued support in the future through the LTSSP agreement,” says Dr. Sujata Naik, Chair of the Tolani Group. “These simulator solutions are the most efficient and trend-setting products of their kind on the market. This ensures that simulation-based training at the Tolani Maritime Institute is of the highest level worldwide. We assume that in the future a significant part of maritime training and assessment will have to be carried out on such simulators; The Tolani Maritime Institute will already be fully equipped for this. “

“It is very gratifying that Tolani has turned to us for a futuristic world-class solution that combines different types of simulator models in a single place, and has also chosen to work with us within the framework of the LTSSP”, adds Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “India is one of the largest providers of seafarers to the global shipping industry and this multi-simulator contract represents a holistic approach to training that we expect even more from in the future.”

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.


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