NSB Group adds new simulator at German training facility

NSB Group’s Maritime Training Centre in Buxtehude, Germany, is to be equipped with a new €600,000 simulator as part of a technical upgrade to its training facilities, to be delivered by Wärtsilä.

The simulator to be installed at NSBacademy will include the latest versions of Wärtsilä’s Navi-Trainer simulation software, as well as the latest NACOS Platinum bridge systems which include multi-pilot workstations for ECDIS, radar and conning applications.

These will be combined with visualisation systems, Interactive Bridge Information Display (IBID) technology, a 1.4-metre voyage planning table connected to the main bridge, a video and audio recording and playback system, as well as a new sound system.

“We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to officer education and training through this investment in our NSBacademy,” said NSB CEO Tim Ponath.

“This upgrade will help us practice ‘what‐if’ scenarios to meet our high standards in shipping and our ability to respond and improve in a very personalised way to meet the needs of our customers. The simulator makes it possible to connect different training centres in a way that has never been done before.”

“After the first opening in 2007, we now again have a sophisticated stand‐alone training facility.”

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