MOL to install DP simulator at new Tokyo training facility

MOL Marine & Engineering (MOLMEC) has taken delivery of a full mission K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator from Kongsberg Digital for installation at the new MOL Dynamic Positioning Training Centre (MOL DPTC) in Tokyo, Japan.

MOL DPTC is the first DP training centre in Japan to be accredited by the Nautical Institute (NI) to provide NI-approved dynamic positioning training courses.

The delivery includes a K-Sim DP Anchor Handling (Class A) simulator to support offshore training, as well as four K-Pos DP Basic (Class C) desktop simulators for basic DP training, including instructor stations to manage the exercises.

As part of the contract, Kongsberg will also deliver a newly developed hydrodynamic ship model; a digital version of the DP2 cable laying vessel KDDI Cable Infinity, owned by Kokusai Cable Ship.

The simulator will be used to provide DP training courses for MOL crew and the company’s customers, as well as to provide customised training for cable-laying operations, offshore wind power related projects, or other offshore projects that utilise dynamic positioning systems.

The simulator will also be made available for research and consulting services for the wider maritime industry.

“We Installed Kongsberg DP simulator and were able to open a quality DP training centre in Tokyo, Japan,” said Nakashima Takashi, President, MOL Marine and Engineering.

“We believe that MOL Group can contribute more and more to the offshore wind power business, which is in high demand in Japan.”

A five-year Long-Term System Support Programme (LTSSP) contract has been signed between the companies to keep the simulator maintained in optimal condition, with any new system updates to be actively managed by Kongsberg.

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