Crew competence is the key to improve economy and safety in the maritime industry. Understanding the process is crucial for engineers to achieve optimum engine control in day-to-day operations and
for handling emergencies and abnormal situations that might occur.
Students running an exercise at K-Sim® Engine, PC desktop systemat Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden.
Control room with integrated K-Chief at the full mission simulator at Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden.
Student using BigView, interactive mimic diagrams with 3D pop-up display, at Bodin Maritime School, Norway.
Changeable Electrical Switchboard panels for the different engine simulator models.
Engine Control Room – Consoles with touch screens.
3D pop-up vidows at the BigView system.
Engine room - Local Operation Stations.
K-Sim® Engine Instructor System.
Instructor teaching student at Bodin Maritime School.
As a major world-wide supplier of ship automation and control systems, KONGSBERG has a detailed knowledge of the systems and processes onboard and a thorough understanding of the industry’s training
To meet the present and future training needs in the maritime and offshore industry, we have developed a sophisticated engine room simulator, K-Sim® Engine (previously known as Neptune). K-Sim® Engine
includes a range of engine models, all of which are certified by DNV GL and exceeds the existing STCW requirements.
Highly realistic training tool
All K-Sim® Engine models are developed based on actual ship specifications and performance data, making the simulator as realistic as possible. K-Sim® Engine provides high quality training in every aspect, from
details in a single sub-system to the overall running of a loading or discharge operation, including handling of emergency situations.
From desktop to full mission simulators
We offer cost-effective solutions to fit every requirement and budget. K-Sim® Engine can be configured from a PC desktop to an operational full mission engine room simulator using custom panels and ship equipment.
In addition, we provide an e-learning (web-enabled) module and the possibility to use floating licences, giving training centres maximum value for money.
The flexible system makes the possibility to customise simulator solutions for our clients specific training needs. The engine control room may be represented by any combination of interactive mimic
panels, operational panels/consoles or desk-top stations. The concept allows individually laid out control rooms to meet exact customers requirements. Based on the same core software for all configurations,
the system can be upgraded or expanded at any time during its life span.
K-Sim® Engine Instuctor system is designed to enhance the quality of simulation training by providing complete, intuitive and user-friendly control of student exercises. The instructor can develop customized
exercise modules for individuals, teams or a combination of both. With an automatically recording of all activity during the exercise, a replay function for debriefing and a built-in assessment system,
structured training and objective student evaluation have never been easier.
Realistic training scenarios
KONGSBERG tailor our customers training facility to their specific needs and develop training programs to meet your goals. To enable this, the NEPTUNE architecture is extremely flexible, and can be
used across a range of different interfaces offering benefits in value, flexibility and realism. In addition, we are able to integrate our NEPTUNE engine room simulator with K-Chief, a real automation
system. This gives a new level of realism, as crew can train on the identical equipment that they will later operate onboard ships.
Extensive model library
The product line is under continuous development with a library currently including the following models:
Slow speed diesel engine plants
- ERS - MAN B&W 5L90MC VLCC
- ERS - Sulzer RTA Container vessel
- ERS - Wärtsilä 12RT-Flex 82 Container L11-I
Medium speed diesel engine plants
- ERS - Pielstick 10PC4 Ferry
- ERS - Pielstick 6PC20 Multi purpose vessel
- ERS - MaK 8M32C Trawler
- ERS - MaK 8M453C Navy logistic support vessel
- ERS - MaK 6M453 River boat
High speed engine plants
- ERS - MTU/Water jet Fast craft
Diesel electric propulsion plants
- ERS - DE32 Landing Helicopter Dock
- ERS - DE88 Semi-submersible Drill Rig
- ERS - AC/AC Cruise ship
- ERS - Diesel Electric Dual Fuel LNG Carrier DEDF21
Steam turbine propulsion plants
- ERS - Twin boiler dual fuel steam propulsion
- ERS - GE LM 2500 30 gas turbine model
The learning objective is to understand and operate the entire engine room system in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Whether choosing a K-Sim® Engine full mission or PC desktop system, students or employees
will learn a vast array of skills thanks to the pedagogical values and high fidelity realism the engine room simulator systems offer.
Typical basic operational training for junior officers:
- Preparing for getting underway
- Manoeuvring to open sea
- Steady steaming
- Approaching harbour
- Finishing with engine
- Operation of auxiliary boilers and cargo turbines
Typical advanced operational training for senior officers:
- Failures and Emergencies
- Team training
- Fault diagnosis and tracking
- Crisis management
- Restoring to normal operation
Typical economy/optimizing studies for senior officers:
- Fouling & wear
- Combustion performance
- Control loop optimizing
- Heat balance/recovery
- Variable pitch
- External conditions
K-Sim® Engine models are certified by Det Norske Veritas according to Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 and cover Class A, B and C – fully compliant with STCW's
latest requirements for training purposes.