- New two-day course available at KONGSBERG training centres globally
- First course took place in Norway last week with second scheduled for Aberdeen in January 2017
Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher Course for personnel involved in the maintenance of a vessel's
DP System. The new two-day course will be available at KONGSBERG training centres globally and has been developed to provide the technical and refresher training as recommended in the latest International
Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines (M117 Rev.2) in addition to compliance with IMO-STCW Part B section B-V/f.
The first Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher course took place last week at Kongsberg Maritime's training centre in Kongsberg, Norway. Kongsberg Maritime Ltd's Aberdeen training centre
will host its first Dynamic Positioning (DP) Maintenance Refresher course starting on 18th January, with courses in February, March and April already scheduled to meet predicted demand for this unique
KONGSBERG's new DP Maintenance Refresher Course offers in-depth training to reduce the risk of accidents involving the DP system on board and to ensure that Electrical/ Electronic Engineers (ETOs)
and maintenance personnel can continue to identify faults and perform periodic maintenance in a competent and safe manner. The course is also suitable for personnel who have not worked with a DP system
for a long period or are due to work with a vessel that has been upgraded from legacy KONGSBERG DP systems to the current generation K-Pos DP systems and K-Master workstations.
A task-centred approach created in accordance with DNV-GL standard ST-0008 Learning Programmes, the DP Maintenance Refresher Course combines theoretical lessons and practical exercises, with the main
part focused on technical aspects and fault finding. The technical bridge in the training centre will be used for theoretical and practical exercises. Participants must have previously attended a DP Maintenance
course for KONGSBERG systems and in order to benefit fully, participants should have general knowledge of electronics and computer-based control systems.
"Competence and awareness leads to increased operational safety, which is why training has been a core aspect of our work since KONGSBERG led the DP revolution in the 1970s and we are committed to
continually improving and updating the course offering at our training centres worldwide," said Eirik Hagensen, General Manager, Global Customer Training, Kongsberg Maritime. "The new DP Maintenance Refresher
Course directly addresses the latest IMCA guidelines while meeting high demand for training on Kongsberg Maritime's latest generation of DP systems."