• 2018 January 16 18:08

    DNV GL approves latest Kongsberg Digital Engine Room Simulators

    Kongsberg Digital says it has received DNV-GL statements of compliance for two of its newest Engine Room Simulator models designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DNV GL-ST-033 March 2017 Maritime Simulator Systems certification, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12, was awarded to the DEDF Cruise Ferry and L11 MAN 6S70 ME SCC K-Sim Engine models in December 2017.

    Now commercially available to all K-Sim Engine users, the K-Sim Engine DEDF Cruise Ferry is the first model approved according to the new Class S (Special Task) standard for simulators used for training ship's officers on-board a vessel using LNG as fuel. The standard was launched after IMO added aspects of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), including LNG fuel handling and bunkering, to Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) in 2017.
    The certification verifies that the DEDF Cruise Ferry model for K-Sim Engine meets approved standards to deliver training that complies with the IGF (STCW) code including functions for LNG Bunkering Operation, LNG Behaviour (Quality), Operational Principles of Dual Fuel Generator Installations and the Fundamentals of Automation, Instrumentation and Control Systems.

    The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training courses aimed at ship officers (deck and engine) that intend to work on an LNG-fuelled vessel. LNG fuelled ship-owners are responsible to ensure that crewmembers are able to recognise risks, be aware of specific points of attention related to LNG, and operate the related systems. They must also be able to perform LNG-bunkering operations (shipboard) in a safe and controlled manner, recognise potential problems and handle emergencies related to LNG, all of which are operations available in the DEDF Cruise Ferry model on K-Sim Engine simulators.

    “It’s vital that we continuously develop K-Sim Engine to ensure we can enable our customers to deliver training courses that meet the latest standards in the industry, such as the IGF Code,” said Leif Pentti Halvorsen, Product Manager, Kongsberg Digital. 

    “With this approval from DNV GL, K-Sim Engine is the first maritime simulation supplier to be certified to this level, making it a vital tool for the maritime industry to start reducing its environmental footprint safely and effectively.”

    DNV GL certification for the new low-speed engine room simulator model, K-Sim Engine MAN 7S60 ME-C Suezmax Crude Oil carrier reflects compliance with all Class A requirements and additional Class S requirements for simulators used for training ship’s electrical officers. It is based on real data from the engine room of a 152,000 dwt double hull Suezmax Crude Oil Carrier with 12 cargo tanks, 2 slop tanks and 9 segregated ballast tanks propelled by a modern electronically controlled MAN low-speed 6S70ME-C engine, with a nominal continuous power output of 18660 kW at 91 rpm. 

    The electrical power plant includes 3 diesel generators. The steam plant includes two aux. oil fired boilers as well as an exhaust boiler, whilst the cargo pumps are driven by 3 steam turbines. The dynamic behaviour of the MAN 7S60 ME-C Suezmax Crude Oil model for K-Sim Engine matches the response of the real engine to ensure highly realistic training. Since environmental concerns have become an important part of operating a vessel, the optimisation of engine performance is essential, so Kongsberg Digital has placed significant effort into replicating the engine control system (ECS) designed by MAN. The ECS facilitates monitoring and control of starting air valves, governor functions, aux. blowers, fuel injection, exhaust valves and cylinder lubricators. Further, to enable low emission operation in ECA (Environmental Control Areas), fuel tanks for low Sulphur HFO as well as exhaust gas scrubber are included in the model.




2019 January 19

16:19 Ocean Yield acquires Suezmax tanker Milos for $56.0 million
15:16 Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems
14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project
12:51 SGRE launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine
11:44 Algoma increases its interest in the ocean self-unloader Pool

2019 January 18

18:06 North Carolina Ports sets new record in 2018
17:47 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2018 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 3.2 million tonnes
17:25 Okskaya Sudoverf obtains patent for state-of-the-art pontoons
17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
16:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2018 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 53.48 million tonnes
16:23 GTT receives a new order from SHI to design the tanks of two LNG carriers on behalf of Gaslog
16:20 NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors
15:56 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2018 grew by 25% Y-o-Y to 1.93 million tonnes
15:33 Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China
15:21 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2018 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 49.8 million tonnes
15:03 Panama Direct service CMA CGM to resume weekly rotations
14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions