Jan De Nul Orders Crane Simulator for Two New Offshore Wind Installation Vessels

The Norway-based company OSC AS (previously known as Offshore Simulator Centre) will build a high-end simulator for Jan De Nul’s two next generation offshore wind installation vessels, Voltaire and Les Alizés.

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The crane simulator will be a digital twin, based on real physics and the actual vessel models, enabling Jan De Nul to train its crewmembers and realistically simulate complex offshore installations in a complete safe environment, in the most severe conditions, the company said.

Joining the Jan De Nul fleet this Autumn, the jack-up vessel Voltaire will be equipped with a 3,000-tonne Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) and the heavy lift vessel Les Alizés with a 5,000-tonne Tub Mounted Crane (TMC), and will be capable of handling offshore wind turbines of up to 20 MW.

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“In order to train future operators, deck crew, superintendents and bridge crew to work with these giant cranes in a safe and realistic environment, Jan De Nul ordered a high-end crane simulator with OSC AS,” the company said on 3 June.

The simulator will also be used as a tool during engineering and initial feasibility studies for projects and tenders, Jan De Nul said.

Jan De Nul will install the new simulator in a new dedicated centre in its new office building in Belgium.

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