CERONAV training centre to install new DP simulator system

Romanian maritime training centre CERONAV (Romanian Center for Training and Development of Naval Transport Personnel) is to install a range of new dynamic positioning simulators from Kongsberg, following the agreement of a new contract.

The K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator system, plus a further eight DP Basic (Class C) desktop simulators, will be used for DP training at all levels, including operator training, according to the latest Nautical Institute standards. CERONAV says it has now begun preparing for accreditation of its training centre and DP courses by the Nautical Institute.

Due for delivery on 25th August 2020, the simulator will initially be installed at the Centre’s existing premises before being relocated to a new dedicated Offshore Marine Simulation facility on the shores of Lake Mamaia, when completed.

“Currently, our teaching activity is based on rules and regulations issued by the Romanian Ministry of Transport, and on documents developed within our Integrated Management System,” said Ovidiu Sorin Cupsa, Associate Prof and General Manager, CERONAV.

“However, in recent years our training programmes have undergone an extensive review to enhance their content and to conform with conditions set by the Romanian Naval Authority, OPITO and – more recently – the Nautical Institute.”

“Kongsberg’s K-Sim DP simulators are already compliant with these requirements, and will greatly facilitate our ability to deliver first-class training to our students, most of whom are crew with long experience as DP Operators at sea, with a need for retraining and internationally-approved certificates.”

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