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A range of Kongsberg Maritime simulators will allow crews to train in the type of surroundings in which they will work as part of the new Maersk Offshore Simulation and Innovation Centre (MOSAIC 2) at Maersk Training in Svendborg, Denmark.
Construction of the state-of-the-art facility on the Maersk Training campus began on Nov. 29.
A frame agreement signed by Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training on Dec. 12 covers the simulators and ongoing support that will act as the platform for high-quality, offshore-drilling, operations training at MOSAIC 2. The new training facility expands on the existing MOSAIC facility in Svendborg that opened in February 2010 and uses sophisticated offshore simulators supplied by Kongsberg Maritime to train Maersk Supply Services personnel.
The MOSAIC 2 simulator delivery is scheduled to start within six months and includes a Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator with the flexibility to be configured as various vessels, i.e. a control room onboard a floating semisubmersible rig, a jack up towmaster station and an anchor-handling vessel. The new simulator will be mounted on a motion platform and will, together with Kongsberg's K-Chief 700 automation system, K-Pos Dynamic Positioning Trainer and a ballast-control system, give the crews a highly realistic experience in a genuine environment.
MOSAIC 2 will be used to lift competency in the whole drilling industry by training personnel from Maersk Drilling, and other rig operators and oil companies. The new campus will accommodate the new suite of offshore simulators, providing facility to perform advanced team-training, which is important to increase competencies for minimizing injuries, while increasing efficiency. Crews from Maersk Supply Service will also use the new facilities.
“The simulators will enable our crew to train specifically in the surroundings they find themselves in when going to the rig. Further, with a more team-oriented training approach, it will provide the most realistic drilling operations simulation training available in the market today. This will increase safety and help our teams to operate more effectively,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen, chief executive officer, Maersk Drilling.
The scope of supply also includes a Neptune Engine Room Simulator with BigView interactive touch screen technology and three, new engine models specially developed for advanced drill rig and other offshore operation training. In addition, a brand new Riser Management Simulator and a crane simulator are included with the final delivery scheduled for 2013. The long-term contract also includes a service support program, which will commit the two parties to continuing their simulator training partnership at MOSAIC throughout the next decade.