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Kongsberg Digital will install four brand new K-Sim Offshore simulators at the North Cape Simulator Center in northern Norway
Kongsberg Digital will install four brand new K-Sim Offshore simulators at the North Cape Simulator Center in northern Norway

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Kongsberg Digital Selected by Equinor to Deliver Cutting-Edge Simulation Solutions for Safety and Emergency Training in the North of Norway

Horten, Norway, November 2023 – Kongsberg Digital is pleased to unveil a developing collaboration with the Norwegian energy company Equinor, underpinning a stronger safety and sustainability focus in offshore operations. The collaboration will set the benchmark for simulation technology, centered on enhancing personnel skills to protect the environment, prevent offshore incidents, and perform holistic crisis management in advanced offshore operations.

Central to this initiative is the deployment of four cutting-edge K-Sim Offshore simulators delivered by Kongsberg Digital. These will be integrated with KONGSBERG’s K-Pos Dynamic Positioning systems and NORBIT’s pioneering Oil Spill Detection system, Aptomar. The tailored configuration will not only enable offshore procedure training for offshore personnel, but also environmental conservation drills, oil spill detection and recovery simulations, and all-encompassing safety and crisis management drills for Equinor's specialized personnel.

The comprehensive simulator suite will be installed at the North Cape Simulator Centre in Honningsvaag, Norway. This is a modern simulator centre, which offers safety courses and emergency training for seafarers and personnel in the oil and gas industry. The investment will enable the training of professionals from Johan Castberg, Norne, Åsgård A, and Njord N offshore installations as well as Melkøya onshore plant.

Kongsberg Digital is happy to contribute to the maritime training in the north. North Cape upper secondary school has unique expertise in maritime training and oil spill preparedness in arctic surroundings. It is important that training takes place in natural and real surroundings in the northern areas.

Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director in Kongsberg Digitals Maritime Simulation Division comments, "The delivery underscores Kongsberg Digital’s commitment to driving innovation, safety, and championing a green shift in the maritime and offshore industries. Our simulation system's unparalleled capability and adaptability are unique and the integration with the latest generation of NORBIT’s Oil Spill Detection system elevates the training realism and broadens its scope even further."

Together, Kongsberg Digital, The Castberg partnership, and the North Cape Simulator Center are revolutionizing offshore training, preparing professionals for the energy sector's future, with a focus on environmental care and safety.


For further information, please contact:

Anne Voith
Global Head of Marketing and Communications, Maritime Simulation
Kongsberg Digital
+47 67 80 48 00

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KONGSBERG DIGITAL is an industrial software company shaping the future of work by changing how businesses design, operate and maintain their assets. Businesses trust us for our innovative carbon capture and storage technology, new energy ventures towards net zero, voyage optimisation, emissions reduction, and technology to help balance grids and complex power systems. We are transforming carbon-intensive industries by providing industry-leading solutions that extract value from industrial data. We enable businesses to connect physical assets to an industrial work surface, serving as one common infrastructure for decision-making across the value chain.

Kongsberg Digital holds a prominent position as a premier provider of maritime simulation technology. This technology is widely embraced by maritime research and training centres across the globe, serving as a cornerstone for training both students and crew members. Moreover, it facilitates advanced studies in crucial domains such as human factors, port development, operational verification, digital twins, and the pioneering realm of autonomous shipping operations.

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