New simulation division opens with prestigious simulation contract.
Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training has recently opened a sales office in
Mumbai, India in cooperation with Kongsberg Process Simulation Ptv. Ltd. Within
a few months of setting up its sales and service office in Mumbai, Kongsberg Maritime
Simulation & Training has signed its first Ship Handling Simulator agreement, to
supply a Full Mission Polaris Bridge Simulator and a Full Mission Engine Room Simulator
to AMET University in Chennai India.
AMET University is one of the premier educational institutions for maritime education
in India, and trains approx. 1500 cadets a year for a seafaring career. Typically,
cadets enroll for a Bachelor Nautical Sciences or a Marine Engineering degree. AMET
University also conducts advanced courses such as MBA in Shipping and Logistics.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Rajesh Ramachandran, Pro-Chancellor AMET University,
and Kishore Sundaresan, Managing Director, Kongsberg Process Simulation, India.
The agreement was signed at the AMET University Campus in Chennai. The sale to a
prestigious institution like AMET has reinforced the presence of Kongsberg Maritime
Simulation & Training in India. The company's Mumbai office is geared to meet the
challenges of growing requirements of the Indian market.
India is a leading supplier of trained seafarers to the international shipping
industry. Hence, there is a need for state-of–the-art training facilities. Kongsberg
Maritime Simulation & Training's presence in India promotes the establishment of
such training facilities whilst at the same time providing high quality customer
High-end KONGSBERG products, which are used by advanced training centers worldwide,
are now available in India through Kongsberg Process Simulation Ptv. Ltd thereby
providing excellent quality products to discerning customers who would leave no
stone unturned to ensure world class training. Special qualities of KONGSBERG Simulators
include the wide range of accurate hydrodynamic models, stunning visuals and incredible
realism, all of which combine to provide a first-class training experience. KONGSBERG
Simulators have achieved quality approval certificates to the latest DNV standards.
The main product range includes Full Mission Integrated Bridge and Engine Simulators
through to desk top and web-enabled simulation solutions. Cargo Handling Simulators
including VLCC, product tanker and LPG/LNG simulators are available. Special products
for the offshore market include Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulators and Anchor Handling
Simulators. Since most of the DP systems onboard vessels are from KONGSBERG, the
company's DP Simulators are very sought after to satisfy training needs.
Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training's headquarters led by Mr. Lars-Erik
Hilsen, are located in Bekkajordet, Norway. Worldwide sales, operations, customer
support, and product development are managed from the head office. Kongsberg Maritime
will provide the Indian market with its entire range of Polaris Ships Bridge Simulator,
Neptune Engine Room and Cargo Handling Simulators, from Desktop solutions to Full
Mission Simulators – all based on the very same modular principles and high-quality
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