Kongsberg simulator for Bibby Ship Management IndiaTraining // March 14, 2013
Bibby Ship Management India Pvt Ltd has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver an offshore vessel simulator, including an upgrade of the customer’s existing dynamic positioning (DP) simulator in Mumbai.
This extension to the established Bibby Training Institute Mumbai represents the first Kongsberg offshore simulator in India and was commissioned to strengthen Bibby’s ability to conduct advanced training courses for Indian seafarers.
The Bibby Training Institute Mumbai has already helped to grow the number of certified Indian DP operators, from 60 when it opened in 2006 to over 1000 today. The new simulator delivery will meet a similar growing demand for trained and certified crew, especially for anchor handling and other specialist operations.
“This addition to the training centre will open up new avenues for Indian seafarers who will have the opportunity to learn on high-end simulation technology,” said Prakash Agarwal, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management India Pvt Ltd.
“Our new simulator will add a lot of value to what we have been doing so far and will help to meet the need for Indian crew certified in specialist operations.”
The scope of supply for the delivery includes an offshore vessel simulator with visual scene, featuring an anchor handling vessel, shuttle tanker and drilling rig models, enabling advanced offshore operations exercises and courses.