Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted to supply a ship's bridge Dynamic Positioning
(DP) simulator system for the first Remora ASA owned HiLoad DP offshore loading
terminal, which is currently in production at Aibel Shipyard, Haugesund and due
for delivery in September 2008. HiLoad DP is a flexible, innovative new system for
the offshore docking and loading of oil to a standard shuttle tanker from any field
at any water depth.
HiLoad DP offshore loading terminal.
Kongsberg Maritime has already supplied an Integrated Automation Solution (IAS)
to the first of these innovative deepwater offshore loading terminals, which includes
K-Pos Dynamic Positioning, K-Chief marine automation, K-Bridge and fire and safety,
and emergency shutdown system.
"Kongsberg Maritime's navigation and automation systems are found onboard thousands
of vessels worldwide and this tremendous experience ensures that we can offer the
very best simulation solutions, based entirely on the real-world," said Soren Einar
Veierland," Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation. "As with the HiLoad
DP simulator, we are committed to ensuring the customer benefits from choosing simulators
and real systems from the same supplier."
The HiLoad DP simulator, which is due for delivery in August 2008 is based on
the Polaris Ship's Bridge simulator platform, which is successfully installed at
a large number of maritime and navy training centres worldwide. The visual training
simulator offers a high degree of realism and will be used to train operators in
DP and operational sequences for the HiLoad DP unit. Familiarization and training
of the system are vital in order to ensure safe and efficient operation of HiLoad
The first version of the DP simulator – a desktop simulator, will be delivered
by 15th August 2008, to be ready for operator training and demonstration
at this year's ONS exhibition in Stavanger.
About Remora ASA
Remora ASA, Stavanger was incorporated in 2002 as a continuation of Hitec's more
than 20 years experience within the oilservice sector and marine offloading technology.
The company has since its origin focused its business on development of the next
generation of technology for offshore loading of oil. Remora's business strategy
is to own and operate HiLoad units within a ship owning structure. These units will
be offered on a time charter basis world wide.