EMAS Offshore training academy to use Kongsberg Maritime simulators.
KONGSBERG Anchor Handling Vessel Simulator.
Kongsberg Maritime's simulation division has signed a new contract to supply
an extensive offshore simulator to EMAS Offshore in Singapore. The contract, which
was signed on 29th October 2009 is for delivery of a state-of-the-art Offshore Vessel
Simulator with FWD and AFT bridge configuration including full integrated Anchor
Handling and Dynamic Positioning functionality, in addition to a range of assisting
Anchor Handling Vessel Simulators, a forward Navigation Bridge Simulator, Kongsberg
K-Pos DP Simulator and an Engine Room Simulator. The contract also covers instructor
training and support services.
EMAS is an integrated offshore solutions provider for the oil and gas industry,
operating a large fleet of young, sophisticated vessels in critical applications.
Kongsberg Maritime's offshore simulator at the EMAS Academy will support the EMAS
crews to achieve safe and efficient operation through the use of realistic simulation
training, especially in the complex, inherently hazardous areas of DP and Anchor
New performance and competency standards
The comprehensive offshore simulator will be delivered in 2010 and will form
the foundation for the EMAS Academy, which is part of EMAS Offshore, a subsidiary
of EZRA Holdings Limited, a Singaporean offshore shipping company listed on the
Singapore stock exchange. The EMAS Academy was established out of recognition that
offshore industry demands on maritime operators as well as the competency required
to operate the newer offshore vessels have become more complex. The vision of EMAS
through the Academy is to fill gaps across industry and set new performance and
competency standards among offshore maritime operators.
"To develop training amongst our operators is EMAS' proactive response to ensure
that the safety and environmental interests of our employees, clients and stakeholders
are safeguarded," comments Robin Kirkpatrick Chief Operating Officer, EMAS Offshore.
"The use of simulators will allow us to test, develop, prepare and train our sea
staff, while at the same time to meet clients' increasing expectations in terms
of performance. The partnership with Kongsberg Maritime is built on its track record
in providing realistic simulators for competency training and the company's local
presence was a major factor in awarding them the contract amidst very tough competition."
As an innovator in the world of maritime simulation, Kongsberg Maritime is a
major player in offshore simulation, having delivered globally, sophisticated training
solutions for Ship's handling, Dynamic Positioning, Anchor Handling, Liquid Cargo
Handling including LNG, Tugging, Crisis Management, Power Management and Propulsion,
and Crane operation.
Advanced offshore vessel operations
"The contract with EMAS is an important milestone for Kongsberg Maritime, as
it further proves the acceptance in the market for simulators to train maritime
crew in advanced offshore vessel operations and in particular DP and Anchor Handling,"
comments Mark Stuart Treen, Sales & Marketing Manager for simulation, Kongsberg