Leading simulation developer to provide anchor handling training tools
Previous model anchor handling simulator from Kongsberg Maritime.
Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training and Maersk Supply Service, a leading
player in the support vessel industry have entered into an agreement to further
develop the existing cooperation in simulator development between the two companies.
The focus of the agreement will be the development of a unique anchor handling
simulator, which will utilise the technology and experience the two companies have
gained over ten years of collaboration in the field of marine simulation.
Very sophisticated simulator
"The anchor handling simulator software must be developed to meet some very specific
needs so by extending our co-operation agreement we can be sure that our requirements
for a flexible and scalable solution are met, in what is a very sophisticated simulation
product," comments Albertus Zwiers, Director Technical Vessel Operations, Maersk
The anchor handling simulator's first installation is expected Q4 2008. Once
in place, it will provide Maersk Supply Service with a unique tool to develop its
anchor handling training program and will strengthen the company's position as a
leading supplier of anchor handling training and vessel operations.
"For Kongsberg Maritime this represents an important step to broaden our product
portfolio within offshore applications. Complexity is increasing and the market
needs applications that reduce ship and crew downtime to a minimum whilst improving
safety at the same time," says Lars Erik Hilsen CEO Kongsberg Simulation.
About Maersk Supply Service
Founded in 1967, Maersk Supply Service is a recognised leader in the offshore
support vessels sector and its 50+ strong fleet includes combined anchor handling
tug/supply, platform supply and craned construction vessels. The company's stated
focus on high performance, innovation, reliability, quality and safety reflects
its choice of Kongsberg Maritime as its preferred partner for the development of
new anchor handling simulation tools.