KMSS Receives New Contracts

Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has announced a buoyant period for its training and simulation division. They have recently received contracts from the Canadian Coast Guard College, the Navy Academy in Taiwan and the AMA Computer College in the Philippines. KMSS has also opened a new training centre on its site in Horten, Norway. The revolutionary new distance learning system known as maritime.e-campus.com has just been adopted by the Canadian Coast Guard College, proving to the world that the heavy hitters of the worlds maritime training industry have faith in this revolutionary new learning system from KMSS. Maritime.e-campus.com works as an education portal, giving students the opportunity to train from home and even on board ship. KMSS has also recently been contracted to supply simulator systems to the Navy Academy in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The system comprises of an instructor station and 4 student workstations. Called the Codog MTU/LM2500 Frigate – CO42, this system is the most advanced Navy model ever developed, and replaces an already existing system installed by KMSS in 1996. Installation and training of personnel took place at the end of September. October sees KMSS install Polaris Panorama Desktop Simulators, complete with visuals at the AMA Computer College, Quezon City, the Phillipines, during October. In Norway, KMSS has also established a product training centre at its main site in Horten. This centre offers courses on most KMSS products including the Maritime Black Box, Navigation, Machinery Control, Propulsion Control and Bridge and Engine/Cargo simulators. “We have a stimulating state-of-the-art training centre,” commented Brigithe Marthinsen, who runs the new training centre at KMSS. “We have had over 120 participants since we opened in the summer, with many already coming back for new courses.” The centre also runs special ‘ship-dedicated’ courses where the equipment can be configured to work exactly the same as any ship using KMSS products. Alternatively, the centre can even organise and carry out training courses on board ship. “Our dedication to maritime training is reflected in our constant development of new products such as the latest Polaris 4.1 simulation software and maritime.e-campus.com,” comments Per Branstad, former president of KMSS and now in charge of the development of the Maritime Training Business at the company.

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