Participants at the first course using the new training center.
Kongsberg Maritime opened the doors to its new training facility at its Bekkajordet,
Horten, Norway site on August 30th 2007. The facility features two new classrooms
and one specialised training room, which have been established to meet demand for
customer and employee training as sales continue to increase in all of the company's
Executive Vice President, Ole Gunnar Hvamb performed the ribbon cutting ceremony
of the new facility, which joins Kongsberg Maritime's extensive world wide training
network with centres at Aberdeen - UK, Busan - South Korea, Houston - USA, Kongsberg
- Norway, Manilla - Philippines, Macae - Brazil, Singapore and the UAE. The company
provides in-depth training courses on a wide range of disciplines from automation,
dynamic positioning and navigation systems to process simulation, survey equipment and marine data
To meet the high demand for product training
"It is vital that we provide training for our customers' employees to ensure
the safe and efficient operation of the sophisticated solutions that we supply.
We are dedicated to making our training available to all who need it and this new
facility at Bekkajordet will help us to meet the high demand for product training
that we are currently experiencing due to the excellent performance of our products
in the market," comments Hvamb.
Modern comfortable classrooms
Like all Kongsberg Maritime training centres, the new Bekkajordet facility consists
of modern comfortable classrooms equipped with the same computers and consoles found
onboard. Extensive computer simulation provides a realistic training environment
ensuring that the students become familiar with system operation and the handling
"We are constantly looking to improve and expand our training facilities to ensure
we provide the best service possible," said Anne Toril kasin, Product Training Manager,
Offshore and Marine, Kongsberg Maritime. "More classrooms and upgraded facilities
at Bekkajordet are just a part of our continuing dedication to ensuring that our
customers can harness the operational safety and efficiency that our products provide."