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,
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.