Simwave signs crew training contract with Genting Hong Kong

The contract between Genting and Simwave was signed at Genting-owned MV Werften in Wismar. On the left, Simwave's Joost van Ree with Genting's head of newbuild, Gustaf Grönberg The contract between Genting and Simwave was signed at Genting-owned MV Werften in Wismar. On the left, Simwave's Joost van Ree with Genting's head of newbuild, Gustaf Grönberg

Simwave BV, maritime simulation training centre, signed a contract with Genting Hong Kong to provide crew training and assessements at its simulator centre in Barendrecht in the Netherlands.

The deal stretches for at least the next five years and involves crew from all Genting's cruise brands Star Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Crystal Cruises.

A new Simwave centre will also be built in Singapore in 2018.

'Safety and best-in-class services are our top priority,' notes Genting's svp marine operations & new building, Gustaf Grönberg.

'Simwave offers us state-of-the-art facilities to prepare our crews optimally to this end.'

An evaluation on the simulators in Barendrecht  forms part of the job application process for crew to be assigned to the vessels under construction. he noted.

As part of the collaboration, one of the Simwave 360-degree-projection ‘full mission’ simulators in Barendrecht will be based on the bridge of Dream Cruises’
Genting Dream, which debuted last November.

The bridge simulator has a vertical projection system which is globally unique. Alongside ‘all-round’ projection (on vertical cylindrical screens), eight projectors also display what’s happening on the water or the quayside, on both sides of the vessel.

'This makes it possible to simulate "docking operations" more realistically from the bridge wings,' explains Joost van Ree, co-founder of Simwave.

Delivery of the Simwave maritime training centre is scheduled for this November.

The collaboration with Genting Hong Kong begins from July 2017.

 

 

Posted 31 May 2017

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