Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has completed the delivery of a K-Sim Full Mission Engine Simulator to The Institute of Marine Engineers (IMEI) in Mumbai, India.
According to a statement, KDI’s system presents marine engineers in training with a series of realistic and targeted scenarios, as well as enabling instructors to construct exercises on all of the processes and techniques required for the smooth running of an engine room.
Situations featured as part of simulator include manoeuvring, control loop optimizing and fault diagnosis, as well as crisis management.
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With the environmental performance of engines becoming a crucial concern for ship operators, KDI’s simulator has also been developed to exactly replicate the engine control system (ECS) onboard sea-going vessels.
In addition to this, fuel tanks for low-sulphur heavy fuel oils (HFOs) and exhaust gas scrubbers are included in the model to promote low-emission operations.
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Erik Hovland, Vice President Strategic Projects at KDI, said: “Completing the delivery aspects of the contract is a key milestone in our partnership with IMEI, which will continue for many years as we deliver updates and upgrades through our Long-Term System Support Program.
“This is an important and strategic contract in an exciting market. India will continue to deliver a substantial number of seafarers, many of whom will be trained on K-Sim simulators.”
CV Subba Rao, President of IMEI, also commented: “The simulator installation went very smoothly and without a hitch. On behalf of all of us here at the institute, I’d like to thank the KDI team, and I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between our two organisations.”