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Malaysian simulation contract for Kongsberg Maritime

Kuala Lumpur: Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department. This contract follows the recent installation of the world's largest 360° marine navigation simulator at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), Philippines.

The scope of supply comprises two full mission Polaris simulators, with integrated GMDSS and a tailor-made training package with different simulation exercises, designed by a team comprising Willem Barentsz Maritiem Instituut (Netherlands), Lantec Marine Inc. (Canada) and Pelorus Intelligence & Technology Academy (Malaysia). Additionally, Kongsberg will also support the building of a brand new building for the Malaysian Marine Department, which is specially designed to house the Polaris simulators and other rooms dedicated to improving the marine training capabilities in Malaysia.

The pre-delivery training of six of the Malaysian Marine Department's instructors will be conducted at the Willem Barentsz Maritiem Instituut before the final installation of the simulators in June 2010.

"Our Asian simulator activity continues to expand and we see even more potential in this important market. With a simulator range from simple, user-friendly desktop simulators to advanced full mission simulators, we are able to provide internationally proven solutions that are adaptable for every customer's needs," adds Erik Hovland, deputy sales and marketing manager, Kongsberg Maritime, Simulation and Training Department.  [21/08/09]

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