Kongsberg Maritime gains DNV approval for simulators

Kongsberg Maritime’s Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator has achieved DNV approval to Class A standards.

Offshore staff

SANDVIKA, Norway -- Kongsberg Maritime’s Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator has achieved DNV approval to Class A standards. The company has achieved the same award for its bridge operation simulator including class notification of DP, ice navigation, high-speed craft, and tug simulation.

The approvals ensure that simulators include an appropriate level of physical and behavioral realism in accordance with recognized training and assessment objectives, Kongsberg says.

“The Class A standard was developed as the pinnacle in simulation realism and quality,” says Aksel D. Nordholm, manager simulator certification for DNV SeaSkillT. “The new Class A approvals reflect the high levels of simulator realism and pedagogical value in the Polaris DP and the Polaris Ship's bridge simulator.”

10/16/2009

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