Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has completed the delivery and installation of a K-Sim Full Mission Engine Simulator to The Institute of Marine Engineers (IMEI) in India.
The high technology content simulator was installed in IMEI’s head office and training centre in Mumbai, to prepare marine engineers for their Certificate of Competency examination, conducted by India’s Directorate General of Shipping.
By presenting marine engineers with a thorough series of realistic and appropriately targeted training scenarios, K-Sim Engine simulators are designed to enable instructors to construct exercises covering all processes and techniques relating to the smooth running of an engine room. This ranges from manoeuvring, boiler/turbine operation and control loop optimising to fault diagnosis and crisis management.
“Completing the delivery aspect of the contract is a key milestone in our partnership with IMEI, which will continue for many years as we deliver updates and upgrades through our long term system support program,” says Erik Hovland, Vice President Strategic Projects, at Kongsberg Digital. “This is an important and strategic contract in an exciting market. India will continue to deliver a substantial number of seafarers, many of whom will be trained on K-Sim simulators.”
Through the K-Sim Engine simulator, IMEI trainees will gain a good understanding of the MAN ME intelligent engine as well as Kongsberg’s own technology. The main engine remote control is based on the company’s AutoChief 600 control system.