June 27, 2022
Photo: Morten Hasaas, Sr. Vice President Maritime Simulation, KDI (Kongsberg Digital) (center left foreground) and Admiral Eduardo Ma. Santos, President at MAAP (center right foreground), signed the contract. In the background from left: Peterwilson T Tamang, Key Account Manager Philippines, KDI, Asraf Ibrahim, Regional Sales Director Asia, KDI, Erle Wagle, VP Digital Services, Alvin Gamaliel Turingan Hurtada, Sales Manager Philippines, KDI and Engr. Gerardo Ramon Galang, Management Information and Instructional Technology Department (MIITD) Director.
Kongsberg Digital is pleased to announce the signing of a contract to deliver a range of maritime simulators to the new and extensive Innovation Lab of MAAP in the Philippines. The academy has been a first adopter of new simulation-based training tools for years. Kongsberg Digital’s simulator systems are central to the future-oriented Lab and will augment an already extensive range of K-Sim products, strengthening MAAP’s position as a regional institution of excellence for maritime education and innovation.
The agreement which consists of a Long-Term System Support Program (LTSSP), includes the delivery of Kongsberg Digital’s cutting-edge maritime simulators for an Innovation Lab which place its emphasis on Digital Twin, Shore Control, Remote Control Center and MASS (maritime autonomous surface ship) technologies. The investment will enable MAAP to enhance training and assessment, and to conduct advanced research in e.g. e-Navigation and validate operational concepts, including smart and autonomous ships.
As part of the Digital Twin initiative, Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight will be installed on the acedemy’s training vessel. This will enable MAAP’s students to take a leading role with first-hand experience on vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure capturing and give them the ability to analyse vessel data over time.