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Kongsberg Maritime: KONGSBERG’s New Virtual Classrooms Save Time and Money for Training Customers

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2017 10:00 GMT

New Remote Training solution aims to reduce time needed in KONGSBERG training centre class rooms by teaching and assessing competency prior to residential courses

-New remote training preparation modules reduce time needed at global training centre

-Live instructors, software emulation and assessment combine to ensure participants all have the same level of knowledge prior to on-site courses 

Kongsberg, Norway, 9th February 2017– Kongsberg Maritime’s training division has introduced an innovative new virtual classroom solution to help customers reduce the time and cost investment of training on a wide range of disciplines. Designed for the pre-course preparation phase, Kongsberg Maritime’s unique new online Remote Training system uses a live video link between instructors and students integrated with dynamic on-screen presentations, emulated system software and assessment tools.

Pre-course remote training preparation modules are already available for Dynamic Positioning Operators and engineers taking KONGSBERG’s DP Awareness Course and type specific Familiarisation, Position Mooring, Seismic Track and Maintenance courses for the KONGSBERG K-Pos DP range. For automation students, remote training modules are available for several K-Chief 700 courses including Step 1, Step 1 – LNG and K-Chief 700 for Bridge Personnel, in addition to the K-Chief 600 basic course.

Remote training is also now available for preparation for the K-Fleet Marine Fleet Management Software course and will be developed further for other courses offered by Kongsberg Maritime’s training division. Additionally, virtual classroom-based remote training presents an efficient way to provide familiarisation and refresher training for crews on new or upgraded KONGSBERG software.

With the virtual classroom method, course participants can build a knowledge platform through i.e., system introduction, system navigation, alarm and message system familiarisation in addition to basic theory, prior to joining the course at a Kongsberg Maritime global training centre, a customer’s premises or on a ship. Built-in pre-course assessment ensures that all participants attend the actual course with the same, high level system understanding and grasp of the relevant basics. This enables Kongsberg Maritime to optimise courses, resulting in reduced time and travel costs for customers.

“Our new virtual classroom solution is a complete and integrated remote training offering that enables our instructors to conduct live sessions with course participants prior to them attending the course. By teaching and assessing knowledge and competence levels at the preparation phase we are aiming to reduce the time needed at training centres, which can save customers both time and money,” said Eirik Hågensen Vice President Studies and Training, Kongsberg Maritime.


For further information, please contact:

Anders Rogstad

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 32 28 50 00

Saul Trewern

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 20 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime systems for vessels cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV/Underwater Robotics, underwater navigation, communication and camera systems.

Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio.

In parallel with its extensive technology portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.

Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

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