Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has announced four successive contracts with maritime training centres and universities in South Korea.
In a statement it said it successfully delivered K-Sim Offshore and DP simulators to the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fishery Technology (KIMFT).
It then delivered K-Sim Mooring simulators to the Busan Techno Park foundation, an organization dedicated to the development of mid- and long-term strategies and policies for local industries.
Additionally, it has recently been awarded contracts by two of Korea’s most distinguished educational establishments.
In June and July 2021 respectively, Busan National Maritime High School and Incheon National Maritime High School both commissioned KDI to deliver K-Sim Navigation ship’s bridge simulators in Q4 2021.
The four new contracts consolidate a mutually rewarding relationship with South Korean training institutes.
This relationship received an earlier boost in 2019, when a full suite of KDI simulator systems was delivered to the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU) and Mokpo National Maritime University (MMU) for installation on two identical training ships: T/S SEGERO and T/S HANNARA.
Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital, said, “These contracts are all very important for KDI, securing our market leading position for maritime training in Asia.
“South Korea is a key global player in the journey towards Maritime 4.0, with its highly successful ship-building and ship-owning companies.
“By securing these contracts, KDI has gained valuable partners to support the industry in this venture.
“This is a country also having a large offshore and fishing fleet, and we are confident that KDI simulator training will be of vital importance in supplying this industry with the best-qualified and most efficient crew and operators for many years to come.”