Maritime software solutions provider Kongsberg Digital has received compliance approval for a new LNG vessel training simulator from standards agency DNV GL.
The new addition to the firm’s K-Sim Engine simulator platform offers in-depth training functionality via a new Engine Room Simulator module.
“It’s vital that we continuously develop K-Sim Engine to ensure we can enable our customers to deliver training courses that meet the latest standards in the industry, such as the IGF Code,” Leif Pentti Halvorsen, Product Manager, Kongsberg Digital, said.
First Class-S LNG simulator
Aimed at both deck and engine ship officers, the K-Sim Engine DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed to provide training based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12.
It is the first model to achieve the new Class S (Special Task) standard for simulators used for training ship’s officers on-board a vessel using LNG as fuel.
“With this approval from DNV GL, K-Sim Engine is the first maritime simulation supplier to be certified to this level, making it a vital tool for the maritime industry to start reducing its environmental footprint safely and effectively,” Halvorsen added.
The standard was launched after the International Maritime Organisation added aspects of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), including LNG fuel handling and bunkering, to Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) in 2017.
Late last year, Kongsberg received first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system.
The K-IMS pilot system is a core component in Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem Kognifai and focuses on verifying both the technical reliability and cyber security of control systems. It is designed in accordance with the principles in IEC 62443-4-2 and IEC 61162-460.
“At Kongsberg we have been delivering solutions for remote support and data collection for many years. Over the last few years, however, we have seen an increasing focus from our customers in the cyber security of the connected systems on their vessels,” Bent Erik Bjørkli, VP Digital Performance at Kongsberg Maritime, said.
International technology company Kongsberg Group is headquartered in Norway and develops systems for positioning, surveying, navigation and automation of merchant vessels and offshore installations.