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.
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.
“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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