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Mexico research center integrates Kongsberg ship's bridge simulator

The Instituto Mexicano del Transporte, a research center for ports and coasts in Mexico, installed Kongsberg Maritime's Polaris ship's bridge simulator at its new research facility that opened in August, Kongsberg announced.

"The simulator is vital for us to provide research grade services in Mexico related to port and coastal area research and development, such as coastal structures, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, field studies and port development studies," said IMT's Miguel Montoya, manager of the new simulation facility, in the statement.

IMT's simulator accommodates a range of bridge console configurations, instrumentation arrangements, hydrodynamic ship models and initial exercise areas, covering the waters of the ports of Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, and Veracruz, the statement said.

Kongsberg said they also provide IMT with options to allow for the independent development of vessel models and exercise areas.

"This is a very flexible simulator installation that offers the ability to function as a wide variety of vessels including Naval ships, merchant deep-draft, shallow-draft, and small boats, all of which can be simulated in harbour project development scenarios," said Tristan Ruiz Lang, coordinator of port engineering and geospatial systems at the Mexican Transport Institute. "Any waterway, any vessel, can now be developed here in Mexico."

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