Kongsberg Maritime has secured the DNV GL-ST-033:2014-08 Maritime Simulator Systems certification for three of its new engine room simulator models.

The simulator models include DE88 Oil Rig, DE66 Drill Ship and M42 AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug & Supply) K-Sim Engine. They have been designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform.

According to Kongsberg, the DE88 and DE66 models are commercially available to all K-Sim Engine users and have been developed together with Maersk Drilling.

They are used to address the training needs of the company’s deepwater drilling units at its own Mosaic training centre located in Denmark.

The DE-88 model is based on the ultra-deepwater drillships Maersk Viking, Maersk Valiant, Maersk Venturer and the Maersk Voyager.

"The DE-88 model is based on the ultra-deepwater Maersk drillships."

Kongsberg Maritime product manager Leif Pentti Halvorsen said: "We have the most extensive library of high-fidelity propulsion plants and engine models certified by DNV-GL available today.

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"These latest approvals reflect the accuracy and pedagogical values of our latest engine room models, which have been designed to provide training for engineers, whilst also being part of CRM exercises through the integration of K-Sim Engine with, among other Kongsberg simulators, K-Sim Offshore and K-Sim Navigation."

Maersk Training uses the M42 AHTS K-Sim Engine model, which is based on a medium speed engine room configuration with four Krupp Mak medium speed engines, and two controllable pitch propellers.

The model is used to cover the operation and system understanding of the vessel’s configurations including the four engines.

Image: K-Sim Engine at Mosaic. Photo: courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime AS.