Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014, this will be the first Kongsberg Maritime ERS delivery to a customer in New Zealand but one of many to leading maritime training institutions in the Southern hemisphere.
The new three-story Applied Technology Facility at NMIT will feature a mixture of learning and teaching facilities including classrooms, workshops, simulation suites, ‘informal’ student spaces and staff offices. A state-of-the art maritime engine-room training simulation suite has been specifically designed to accommodate the K-Sim Engine simulator.
The scope of supply includes a Full Mission K-Sim Engine simulator with 15 student stations and an advanced instructor station. NMIT will have four engine room models, enabling delivery of a diverse program of high quality training across multiple engine and vessel types.
A Long Term Service and Support Program (LTSSP) ensures the simulators will be maintained and upgraded as and when Kongsberg Maritime develops new functionality, ensuring NMIT can provide training using the latest certified technology.
“As NMIT’s first ERS, K-Sim Engine is a significant boost to its training capabilities,” commented Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. “K-Sim Engine is an established yet advanced training tool that will help NMIT, through its new Applied Technology Facility, become the leading engine room training provider in New Zealand.”