The Norwegian Ship Owners’ Association (NSA) has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to upgrade the simulation facilities at The Norwegian Training Centre - Manila (NTC-M), in the Philippines.
The contract covers the delivery of new simulators and upgrades to existing simulators across all primary training areas including navigation & ship handling, dynamic positioning (DP), engine room and cargo handling. The simulator delivery will be supported by a Long Term System Support Programme (LTSSP). The funding was secured through NSA and 19 of its members and partners.
NTCM-M was established in 1990 by the NSA in order to provide relevant training for Filipino seafarers serving on its members’ ships. Reflecting the importance of NTC–M to the Norwegian shipping sector, the use of the latest Kongsberg Maritime simulation technology will support the NSA’s objective of improving the human factor in ship operation.
“The contract with Kongsberg Maritime represents a significant investment in support of our commitment to training in the Philippines,” comments Sturla Henriksen, CEO at the NSA.
“Norway has a global fleet of almost 1.800 vessels. We aim to offer the same level of training as available in Norway to more of our crew. This facility is an important step in that direction, and Filipino seafarers make up a significant portion of crews on Norwegian vessels. With new Kongsberg Maritime simulators we will be positioned to provide very high quality training across a range of disciplines, helping to secure Norway’s position as a leading player in international shipping,” Henriksen says.