Watch: Simulation-as-a-Service Developed for Maritime Sector


Simwave has chosen technology developer Kongsberg as its sole simulation supplier and partner for a new ‘state-of-the-art’ facility designed to deliver maritime simulation as a service.

Located in Barendrecht, Netherlands, Simwave is a new maritime centre of excellence for training maritime professionals.

It will be used to assess crew, investigate projects and promote services by using simulators customised to a customers own requirements.

This includes the use of customers’ own 3D mathematical ship and environment models based on K-Sim technology.

Its partnership with Kongsberg Digital will also include development of new maritime training solutions on Kongsberg’s newly launched open ecosystem Kognifai, which recently gained VesselMan's cloud-based system as part of a partnership.

Illustration of K-Sim Navigation DNV GL Class A bridge simulator with 360 degrees field of view, scheduled for delivery to Simwave’s brand new training facility in Barendrecht, The Netherlands at the end of September 2017


Joost van Ree, Co-founder, Simwave said: “Kongsberg’s world class simulators will allow us to offer an integrated ship system approach to training, where all aspects of a vessel operation are included.

“While technology is vital, the Simwave difference is that we are providing complete flexibility for customers to train or research in a way that exactly meets their needs.”

Tone-Merete Hansen, Senior Vice President, Maritime Simulation, Kongsberg Digital said: “Kongsberg Digital is honored to receive this contract, which is an acknowledgement of KONGSBERG’s position as a leading supplier of Maritime Simulation.

“Simwave has expressed its ambitions for the future, which is fully in line with Kongsberg Digital’s product development and digitalisation strategy.

“We will work in close collaboration with our customers, including Simwave, in developing digital training solutions for the future to the benefit of the maritime industry.”

Technical Paper: Next Generation Training Tools by Dr Yvo A. Saanen, Managing Director, TBA, Delft, Netherlands

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