The South Metropolitan TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institute in Fremantle, Western Australia is to install a series of new maritime simulator systems following the agreement of a contract with Kongsberg Digital.
Funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the deal covers the delivery, installation and commissioning of hardware and software to replace SM TAFE’s current maritime simulator set-up.
The contract also includes digital services enabling online simulation training through Kongsberg’s K-Sim Connect platform, as well as ‘train the trainer’ courses and a five-year support and maintenance agreement.
The delivery, scheduled for Q2/Q3 2022, will include K-Sim Engine Simulators with one instructor station, 12 student stations and a High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Simulator, enabling the training of electrical engineering students and crew in line with STCW requirements.
On the ship handling side, a range of K-Sim Navigation simulators will be delivered. This includes two DNV Class A and two DNV Class B bridges with DP (dynamic positioning) functionality, two instructor stations and an ECDIS and Ship Stability Simulator Laboratory featuring an instructor station and 12 student stations.