Simwave BV and Kongsberg Digital have completed the site acceptance test of one of the largest, most advanced maritime simulation suites ever delivered.
Apart from eight K-Pos DP Basic dynamic positioning simulators, the facility also has a K-Sim Offshore simulator with Kongsberg K-Pos DP2 NI Class A and 360-degree field-of-view unit configured for tug and support vessel training.
The successful acceptance test, which took place on 19 January 2017, means that the new Simwave Maritime Centre of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam is now fully operational.
As the sole simulation technology partner in the development of the unique Simwave facility, Kongsberg Digital delivered the full scope of work in accordance with the contract awarded in April 2017, which represented one of its most extensive deliveries to date. Following the SAT, all technical aspects of the delivery, a unique new floor projection system and a complete integrated engineroom, are performing above expectations.
Simwave’s training facility covers more than 5,000 m2 across two floors containing Kongsberg simulators, meeting rooms, offices and welfare facilities.
The next step in the Simwave project is to develop a hotel facility on the top floor of the building for customers and trainees, enabling training to take place 24/7, which Simwave believes will be a key differentiator in its approach to maritime training. The onsite hotel in Rotterdam is due to be completed in Q2 2018.