KONGSBERG Donates K-Sim Engine Room Simulator
On 4 May, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed Mr. Lars Klemmetsby, Vice President Sales and Mr. Bjarne Torkelsen, Area Sales Manager, from Kongsberg Digital AS on the occasion of the K-Sim Engine Room Simulator donation to the WMU Maritime Risk and System Safety (MaRiSa) Lab.
President Doumbia-Henry noted the importance of the support from KONGSBERG in furthering WMU’s educational capacity building mission. “This simulator will have pride of place in WMU’s MaRiSa lab, where it will be used for research and for enhancing the educational environment for our students. While WMU does not educate seafarers directly, our students - who set policy concerning the education of seafarers and who will make decisions about the right tools and support mechanisms for such education - will benefit greatly from the use of this state-of-the art simulator. ”
Mr. Klemmetsby highlighted the common core values of WMU and KONGSBERG that include collaboration and integrity. “We are very glad to be able to further support World Maritime University’s education of future global maritime leaders by donating a K-Sim Engine Room Simulator. The cooperation with World Maritime University gives us a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with future leaders of key maritime institutions on a common base of values,” he stated.
KONGSBERG is a major worldwide supplier of ship automation and control systems. Their engine room simulator, K-Sim Engine, enables high quality training in every aspect of the complex behavior of an engine room from single sub- and auxiliary systems to the overall running of the operation. KONGSBERG has been a long-standing supporter of WMU and has facilitated and hosted field study visits to Norway for WMU students, particularly in the Maritime Education and Training specialization.
The simulator will add an important component to WMU’s Simulation Laboratory and support the University’s capacity to undertake integrated training in maritime safety, security and contingency planning as well as to better coordinate research activities and promote synergies between interdisciplinary researchers, while strengthening WMU’s research capacity. WMU’s research portfolio includes projects that focus on the development of innovative 3D virtual maritime safety simulation platforms, integrated navigation and engine room systems to improve safety, search and rescue, crew-centred design and operations of ships and ship systems.