Maersk selects Kongsberg drilling simulator for ‘MOSAIC’

Maersk Offshore Simulation and Innovation Centre for realistic multi-vessel training.

Maersk Drilling has selected simulators from Kongsberg Maritime for its Maersk Offshore Simulation and Innovation Centre (MOSAIC 2) training facility in Svendborg, Denmark. The frame agreement covers delivery of a range of simulators and ongoing support for offshore drilling operations training, extending an existing facility.

The deal includes an offshore vessel simulator that can be configured variously as the control room on-board a semi-sub, a jack up ‘Towmaster’ station or an anchor handling vessel. The simulator is mounted on a motion platform to give crews a highly realistic experience in a life-like setting. The MOSAIC includes Kongsberg’s K-Chief automation system, K-Pos dynamic positioning trainer and the Neptune engine room simulator with an interactive touch screen controller. A new riser management and crane simulator will be available in the final version scheduled for 2013.

Maersk Training operations manager Tonny Moeller said, ‘Lessons learnt in the MOSAIC 1 simulator have demonstrably improved our safety record. The new centre is expected to enable time and cost savings for Maersk Drilling because offshore crews and specialists can train on procedures and emergency situations prior to a mission.’ More from Kongsberg.

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