Polish Naval University of Gdynia has chosen Transas to supply a major simulator complex, the biggest and most advanced ship handling simulation centre in Poland. Transas will supply and install its Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 simulator software and equipment for the University’s new simulation complex, currently under construction. The complex will include 12 bridges allowing 12 independent vessels to simultaneously operate in common convoy-manoeuvring exercises. With this simulator, the Polish Navy will be able to dramatically cut down the cost of their crew training by shifting it from real ships to the dedicated facility ashore.
The simulation complex configuration consists of a main bridge with seven visualisation channels, 3 secondary bridges each with a visual channel, and 8 individual single-PC bridges, on which the electronic chart, visuals and ship controls are combined on a single screen. Apart from group exercises, the individual bridges are fully prepared for CBT courses as stand-alone workstations.The simulator also comprises GMDSS equipment and a VTMS station for traffic control. Part of the contract was also a two-week maintenance and operator training programme at the premises of Transas Training & Consulting in Hamburg.