Kongsberg Digital, a Norse provider of maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities software solutions, has received a DNV-GL statement of compliance for its newest Engine Room Simulator model designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training courses aimed at ship officers (deck and engine) that intend to work on an LNG-fuelled vessel.
The DNV GL-ST-033 March 2017 Maritime Simulator Systems certification, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12, was awarded to the DEDF (Diesel Electric Dual Fuel) Cruise Ferry K-Sim Engine model in December 2017.
Now commercially available to all K-Sim Engine users, the K-Sim Engine DEDF Cruise Ferry is the first model approved according to the new Class S (Special Task) standard for simulators used for training ship’s officers on-board a vessel using LNG as fuel. The standard was launched after IMO added aspects of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), including LNG fuel handling and bunkering, to Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) in 2017.
The certification verifies that the model meets approved standards to deliver training that complies with the IGF (STCW) code including functions for LNG Bunkering Operation, LNG Behaviour (Quality), Operational Principles of Dual Fuel Generator Installations and the Fundamentals of Automation, Instrumentation and Control Systems.
The simulator will assist LNG fuelled ship-owners to provide training that enables crew members to recognise risks, be aware of specific points of attention related to LNG, and operate the related systems. They must also be able to perform LNG-bunkering operations (shipboard) in a safe and controlled manner, recognise potential problems and handle emergencies related to LNG, all of which are operations available in the DEDF Cruise Ferry model on K-Sim Engine simulators.
“It’s vital that we continuously develop K-Sim Engine to ensure we can enable our customers to deliver training courses that meet the latest standards in the industry, such as the IGF Code,” said Leif Pentti Halvorsen, Product Manager, Kongsberg Digital.
“With this approval from DNV GL, K-Sim Engine is the first maritime simulation supplier to be certified to this level, making it a vital tool for the maritime industry to start reducing its environmental footprint safely and effectively.”
Source: Kongsberg Digital, a Kongsberg Group company