DP market leader increases its focus on training with Basic, Advanced and
DP simulator visual system.
A rapidly expanding offshore fleet and drive into deeper waters create strong
demand for Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems and consequently DP operator training
is currently a major growth area. Kongsberg Maritime through its strong market share
position of DP equipment and Maritime Simulators has strengthened its position in
the DP training environment, offering Basic and Advanced DP Simulators, as well
as Manoeuvring/DP integrated simulators that play important roles in the recognised
and certified DP training programs used by training institutes and offshore companies
around the world.
"There is a clear and growing need for high quality DP Operator training as errors
during DP operations often lead to expensive downtime, or incidents resulting in
damage, pollution, injury or even fatalities," comments Soren Einar Veierland, Business
Manager, Offshore Simulation and Training, Kongsberg Maritime. "Our DP simulators,
which include Basic desktop DP trainers, Dual Redundant Advanced DP trainers and
fully integrated Manoeuvring simulators with up to 360° Visual systems, are designed
to support operations to adhere to procedures, increase competence and minimise
errors, therefore reducing the amount, and ultimately the cost of incidents during
The Dynamic Positioning Simulator - Basic Trainer system is used throughout the
basic and general training of DP operators.
DP Desktop Operator Stations that comprise a full operator panel connected to
a standard PC are arranged in a classroom setting with an instructor station. All
DPO Stations normally simulate the same vessel and DP system configuration, but
operate independently of each other.
The Advanced DP Trainer & DP Manoeuvring Simulator is supplied as a full mission
system based on a bridge setup with forward bridge equipment, Radar/ARPA and ECDIS
systems, full 360° surrounding scene and with a dual redundant DP configuration.
The system provides a comprehensive training program including:
- Visual evaluation in Manoeuvring and close approach to offshore installations
such as platforms, loading buoys and FPSOs
- Realistic offshore loading such as buoy loading, tandem loading and tug
- Ship handling in congested offshore areas, e.g. platform support vessels
approach to platforms, buoys and FPSOs
- Emergency manoeuvre to avoid collision etc.
Kongsberg Maritime's DP simulators provide training for most types of DP vessels
and configurations including supply vessel, shuttle tanker, drillship and semi-submersible
platform. Additionally KM has developed several customer specific ship models including:
semi-submersible, shuttle tanker, anchor handling vessel, tug, platform support