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Monday, June 17, 2019

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

it is estimated the industry needs to attract 25,000 new people and 4,500 of those will be into completely new roles that do not currently exist in areas such as data science, automation and new materials. Future roles may include ‘Artificial Intelligence Business Developer’, ‘Virtual Reality Journey Builder’ and ‘3D Material Scientist’.Built on four strategic components – Retain, Retrain, Recruit, and Renew – the report, led by OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s Oil & Gas Institute, is designed to help the sector develop

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New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur. The virtual reality immersive experience, which can be best viewed with VR goggles and handheld devices, gives delegates a realistic understanding of what to expect during the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) exercise.The training, training management and competency service company, which has multiple

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Virtual Reality Training for Maritime

Recognizing the appeal of virtual reality (VR) for engaging seafarers who need training as they enter and advance through the maritime industry, KVH Videotel and OMS-VR has announced a letter of intent to enter into an exclusive agreement to produce and distribute VR maritime training. Coinciding with the announcement, KVH Videotel will be providing a demo of VR training during the CrewConnect Global Conference in Manila tomorrow and Wednesday, November 6-7.KVH Videotel’s maritime training programs include more than 950 titles related to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeep

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Learn to Weld with a Virtual Personal Trainer

Welding was then gradually introduced into the training program; there are now five welding simulators in use at Fohnsdorf.Virtual trainer improves qualityThe Fronius Virtual Welding system is a welding simulator that allows users to learn and practice the use of various welding processes in a virtual reality (VR) environment. The currently available processes are manual arc welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG/MAG) and, a recent addition, tungsten inert gas welding (TIG). Single-V butt welds, fillet welds, square butt welds, pipe joints and overlay welding can all be practiced in various positions

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

A powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, operated by the Port of Milford Haven is running courses to train tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port.

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

maritime training based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. The three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference brought attendees up to date on developments in digitalization, maritime training, navigation technology, maritime operations simulation and the use of virtual reality in training. Tom Mulligan reports.   New digital technology and advanced simulation are set to improve modern education and training methods significantly in the near future.Norway-headquartered Kongsberg Group (KONGSBERG)has developed an open digital platform, Kognifai, that takes simulation

Frank Coles, CEO, Transas  (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Coles Speaks on the Future for Seafarers

them more opportunity to carry out pro-active maintenance or devise creative solutions or procedures that will have a long-term positive impact on vessel efficiency and safety.   Our approach to training too needs to reflect this changing picture. We would do well to embrace the potential of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and other such tools so that seafarers are as prepared as they can be. Needless to say, maritime academies will continue to play a critical role in providing competence and support for the emerging human factor requirements.   There is nothing

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

the auxiliary systems of a typical engine room.   Initially designed for use on personal computers and laptops or notebooks to provide a versatile, portable tuition tool, the W-Xpert software employs sophisticated thermodynamic models of diesel and gas engine processes to give high levels of virtual reality. To date, the range of engines which can be simulated by the W-Xpert software comprises the X35, X62, and X72 models the WinGD X-generation of diesel engines, as well as the RT-flex50DF dual-fuel engine models. During 2017, the X82 and X92 will be added, followed in quick succession by more

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Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

classes in ECDIS, Radar Navigation, GMDSS and ARPA. These labs are completely furnished with the finest leather chairs, and tables which contribute to a total adult learning experience. This new state- of-the-art building also has WiFi installed throughout to allow for video streaming exercises in Virtual Reality Incident Command training. In the next 12 months, Delgado plans to build new courses, new simulation routes, and new vessels, to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry and unique needs of each company.    This new center was engineered with a complete package for future growth

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