Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden, has recently taken a step forward in engine
room education, by extending and upgrading its already impressive simulator portfolio
with the latest Neptune and K-Chief 500 Engine Room Simulator (ERS), allowing students
to operate as onboard a modern vessel and thus providing a highly realistic training experience.
Training with real systems
The K-Chief 500, alarm, monitoring and control system, can be integrated to the Neptune Engine Room Simulator to form a modern highly realistic training environment..
The new contract comprises a system upgrade of the academy's existing Neptune
Engine Room Simulator integrated with the real onboard KONGSBERG alarm, monitoring
and control system, K-Chief 500, and the main engine remote control system, AutoChief
C20. The new ERS system will offer more efficient training methods and provide students
with an even better understanding of the processes in the engine room.
The possibility to train students on actual integrated automation systems has
taken simulator training a significant step forward. Being in a position to offer
training on real alarm monitoring and control systems and main engine remote control
systems will put the students in an environment identical to what they will find
onboard. This simulator gives Kalmar Maritime Academy an unique possibility to offer
more realistic training to both existing students and shipping companies.
New MultiTouch system presents new opportunities
A part of the delivery includes a new DNV Class A Neptune operational engine
room simulator. The simulator includes instructor station, engine control room console,
main switchboard, and software based interactive mimic panels, Big- View, where
all units are configured with the innovative Neptune MultiTouch Technology. The
new touch screen system, is based on Kongsberg Maritime's proven Neptune architecture
for engine room simulation. This ensures that all models are highly accurate, offering
true realism to help students retain what they learn during simulator training.
The MultiTouch configurations will give Kalmar Maritime Academy a more flexible
solution as different simulation models can be loaded utilising the same simulator
All Kongsberg engine room simulator models are compliant with the Regulation
I/12 of the STCW'95 Convention and certified according to Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
classification requirements 2.14, 2007. The model delivered is no exception and
holds a DNV Class A Statement of Compliance.
About Kalmar Maritime Academy
Kalmar Maritime Academy has been training deck and engine officers for the merchant
fleet since 1842. At present some 600 regular students attends the academy's main
programmes: the Master Mariner Programme, the Marine Engineer Programme and the
Energy Technology Study Programme. In addition approximately the same number of
officers attend its in-service courses. The academy has a complete set of KONGSBERG
simulator including DP-, GMDSS-, cargo handling- and ship handling simulator. All
simulators are continuously upgraded and extended, with the aim of being a world
class maritime academy.