Vessel operation training center gets upgrade from Kongsberg

Offshore staff

KONGSBERG, Norway – Kongsberg Maritime Simulation will provide dynamic positioning training modules to STAR Center for simulation off offshore oil and gas operations.

Included are a dual-redundant Advanced K-Pos DP trainer and six classroom stations that can integrate with STAR’s existing Polaris Ship Bridge Simulator. In addition to Basic and Advanced DP trainers, STAR Center will also receive four DP Models, three of which will be twinned with three Polaris simulator “ownship” models for use on STAR’s existing Full Mission bridge. DP models to be delivered include a supply vessel, a semisubmersible, a tanker, and a drillship.

The basic training systems will allow students to practice realistic DP operations at desktop panels with graphical user interface on the monitors. The simulator offers realistic response to the operations initiated by each student.

The Advanced Trainer is based on the Kongsberg K-Pos DP22, a dual redundant dynamic positioning system designed for all DP applications with a full range of functionality. The system is designed to satisfy class notations equivalent to Dynamic Positioning Class-2.

“We view this important addition to our suite of simulation training services to be of strategic importance to ensuring American Maritime Officers members are prepared to operate the most technologically advanced vessels in support of AMO contracted companies,” said Phil Shullo, director of Training for the AMO Safety & Education Plan and managing director at STAR Center. “The first order of business will be to seek Nautical Institute accreditation and enter this market quickly.” 

A K-Pos DP Simulator - Basic Trainers

A K-Pos DP Simulator - Basic Trainers - in a classroom.


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