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Monday, September 28, 2020 

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

Scheduled delivery by August 2021, the order includes a K-Sim Engine Full Mission engine room simulator and a K-Sim Engine desktop classroom configuration. Six different K-Sim Engine models will achieve the desired training outcomes for a variety of propulsion and engine types.

KDI will 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 specifically designed to meet new safety and sustainability requirements. It will enable students to attain expertise in operating two-stroke LNG-fuelled engines, with an emphasis on safety-related LNG handling, aiming to minimize risk to personnel and the environment.

To enable IGF code training in LNG bunkering procedures, the DEDF42 Cruise Ferry model – based on a Dual Fuel passenger ship – is included. 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.

KDI's new K-Sim Engine eLearning modules, included with the delivery, are accessible via K-Sim Connect, a cloud-based system providing a range of simulation services and benefits. This enables instructors to upload, share and manage exercises for eLearning purposes. Students can obtain access to the simulation exercises at any time or location by logging in.

Tone-Merete Hansen, Senior VP, Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation, said: “Kongsberg Digital is the first to deliver advanced cloud-based simulation, supporting maritime training institutes in modernizing 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. 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,” said Pawel Ziegler, Professor, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences.

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