Aug 31, 2023 | Marine propulsion & machinery news

Kongsberg Digital is to provide a second full mission K-Sim engine simulator package to Danish training establishment Aarhus Maskinmesterskole (AAMS).

This comprehensive delivery, scheduled for February 2024, includes three engine models to achieve specific training objectives for a range of modern propulsion and engine types. Notably, the package features a cruise ferry model tailored to facilitate mandatory IGF code training for personnel serving on LNG-fuelled vessels.

For this delivery, Kongsberg Digital will develop an entirely new engine model that harnesses the machinery configuration of an advanced hybrid-driven coastal passenger vessel. This diesel/methanol electric hybrid model boasts four dual fuel (MDO and methanol) generators and a 7500-kWh battery pack, channelling power to a high voltage switchboard.

In alignment with evolving safety and environmental standards in the maritime industry, the engine room simulator model will equip students with new proficiency in managing hybrid power systems, methanol bunkering, and methanol-powered engines. A paramount focus of the training will be on the safe handling of low flash point fuels, mitigating risks not only to personnel but also to the delicate marine ecosystem.

Are Tjønn Føllesdal, MD Maritime Simulations, Kongsberg Digital, said: “At Kongsberg Digital, we are dedicated to shaping the future of maritime industry and education. Our collaboration with Aarhus Maskinmesterskole underscores our commitment to empowering the next generation of maritime professionals with the knowledge and skills required to operate the complexities of the new engine types required for more sustainable sea transport.”

AAMS Lecturer Flemming Hauge Pedersen added: “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.”

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