Kongsberg Maritime to Supply Equipment for Training Vessel MS Gann
Kongsberg Maritime will supply an extensive equipment and simulation package for the maritime training vessel MS Gann, helping both to reduce the
Kongsberg Maritime will supply an extensive equipment and simulation package for the maritime training vessel MS Gann, helping both to reduce the vessel’s emissions and enhance the education offered on board. The contract, worth 41.2 MNOK, is part of an extensive refit and will include KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system and hybrid shaft generators, in addition to power management, propulsion control and monitoring systems.
MS Gann, which ran passenger services along the Norwegian coast as the Hurtigruten ship MS Narvik before conversion in 2007, is operated as an upper secondary independent school, backed up by a facility on shore. The school annually educates 135 students in maritime-focused courses including Engineering and Industrial Production and Electrical Engineering, as well as delivering competence-based and statutory courses for the maritime industry. Students live and eat on board the ship, allowing training to be delivered in a real-world maritime environment. In summer, MS Gann offers cruises in Norway and Northern Europe.
Kongsberg Maritime has worked closely with the school since 2018 to tailor an equipment package that meets their training needs and falls within budget. Thanks to KM’s extensive product portfolio, this collaboration has resulted in a scope of supply which will bring MS Gann’s power generation, storage and distribution right up to date, boosting the ship’s green credentials and providing students with a solid grounding in modern vessel electrical systems. The addition of a crew training simulator to the K-Chief 700 Integrated Automation System (IAS) will further assist in day-to-day delivery of power management tuition.