Latest round of simulator approvals includes DP and Ice Navigation.
Kongsberg Maritime's Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator is the first to achieve DNV approval to the stringent Class A standard.
Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that its
Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator is the first to achieve DNV approval to the stringent Class A standard.
The leading simulator developer has also achieved DNV approval to Class A standards for its Bridge Operation simulator including class notification of DP, Ice Navigation, High Speed Craft and Tug simulation.
Physical and behavioural realism
The new DNV certification for the Kongsberg Maritime Polaris Dynamic Positioning
simulator and Polaris Ships Bridge simulator is according to new standards laid
out in DNV Class A – Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14
October 2007, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation
I/12. The purpose of the DNV Class A approval is to ensure that the simulations
provided by the simulators include an appropriate level of physical and behavioural
realism in accordance with recognised training and assessment objectives.
"The Class A standard was developed as the pinnacle in simulation realism and
quality," explains Capt. Aksel D. Nordholm, Manager - Simulator Certification, DNV
SeaSkill™. "Kongsberg Maritime is a key participant in the scheme as the company
recognises the importance of providing its customers and indeed the shipping and
offshore industry with the best possible training tools. The new Class A approvals
reflect the high levels of simulator realism and pedagogical value in the Polaris
DP and the Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulator".
Class A standard
The latest approvals, which were awarded on 8th October 2009, come in addition
to existing DNV Class A approvals for the Polaris Ship Simulator and the large portfolio
of cutting edge Kongsberg Maritime engine room simulators, which became the first
to achieve DNV approval to Class A standard, in January 2008.
"The Polaris Dynamic Positioning Simulator plays an important role in the recognised
and certified DP training programs used by training institutes and offshore companies
around the world. Whilst our Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulator, now with DNV classification
for ice navigation, is used by many to train on navigation in extreme conditions
such as the Arctic waters," comments Terje Heierstad, Product and Technology Manager,
Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime. "For that reason we are constantly improving our
simulators to harness the latest technology, in order to add training opportunities
and value by providing the most realistic simulation possible."