AAMS to add second engine simulator for new fuels

Aarhus Maskinmesterskole (AAMS) in Denmark is to install a second Full Mission K-Sim Engine simulator package from Kongsberg Digital, with the equipment set to be delivered in February 2024.

The system includes three engine models to achieve specific training objectives for different propulsion and engine types, while the package also features a cruise ferry model for mandatory IGF code training for personnel serving on LNG-Fuelled vessels.

For this delivery, Kongsberg Digital says it will develop an entirely new engine model based on the machinery configuration of a hybrid-driven coastal passenger vessel. This diesel/methanol electric hybrid model will include four dual fuel (MDO and methanol) generators and a 7500-kWh battery pack.

The Engine Room simulator model will aim to equip students with proficiency in managing hybrid power systems, methanol bunkering, and methanol-powered engines, with training to include a focus on the safe handling of low flash point fuels.

“The innovative K-Sim Engine models will equip our students to confidently manage engine systems across a diverse range of vessels, including the most advanced ones. By training on models encompassing LNG, methanol, and battery-powered propulsion, our students are poised to lead in the era of next-generation green shipping,” said Lecturer Flemming Hauge Pedersen at AAMS.

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