Marine Link
Monday, May 29, 2017

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

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)

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has inaugurated a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for training complete engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Center of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM), in Shanghai, China. The simulator joins a network of some 20 further installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD’s dedicated, multi-touchscreen simulation hardware in China, the Shanghai…

Managing Oil Spills

Pic: International Maritime Organization

International experts have been sharing experiences, new technologies and scientific advancements relating to oil spill response at the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Long Beach, United States (15-18 May). The theme of the conference is ‚Äúprevent, prepare, respond and restore‚ÄĚ, which fully aligns with  International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s regulatory work to prevent oil spills from occurring and also its work to support countries to be prepared to respond to such incidents.

CFD Simulation of a Fully Featured Offshore Platform Model

(Photo: Hydrocean)

CFD simulations of offshore oil and gas platforms are used to predict the maximum wind loads acting on the structure of the platform topsides (the upper half of the platform, above sea level and outside the splash zone, including the oil production plant, the accommodation block and any drilling equipment). The wind loads are used as waves and current loads to design the mooring of the structure, and can be significant in specific ocean areas. Because platform topside geometries were traditionally considered too complex to mesh in high detail…

New Simulator Operators Training Course

Photo: eMaritime group

eMaritime group have written a new five-day Simulator Operators Training Course (SOTC) and will launch it with a free one-off session from June 19-23, 2017 at eMaritime Group HQ, Whiteley, Hampshire. The SOTC course has been written to give those who wish to teach on a maritime simulator the necessary skills, teaching techniques and aids within a standard bridge simulator environment. The course is generic to simulator training in general and so can be applied to any make or model of simulator.

Algoryx Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime Ink R&D Deal

AgX Dynamics can solve millions of physics equation in real time.

Kongsberg Maritime and Algoryx Simulation have entered a five year agreement, which supports Kongsberg Maritime’s continuing development of fidelity and realism in its K-Sim range of maritime simulator systems. Simulators are today essential and integral in training, planning, prototyping and decision making for anchor handling, navigation, dynamic positioning, crane handling and many other complex processes in the maritime domain. Kongsberg Maritime simulators are built on 40 years of simulation experience.

Intelligent Self-sufficient Systems for Powerful Drive Tasks

Stand-alone self-contained electro-hydraulic servo axis (SHA): Functionalities identical to that of electromechanical variants. (Image: Bosch Rexroth)

New from Bosch Rexroth are standalone axes with identical servo-drives for actuators with mechanical or hydraulic force transmission, offering new degrees of freedom for machine manufacturers in finding drive solutions that suit specific application requirements. The versions with hydraulic transmission are provided with their own, decentralized fluid circuit. The installation, commissioning and connection to controls and Industry 4.0 environments via a Multi-Ethernet interface or ProfiBus are identical on both variants.

Transas to Supply TechSim Solutions to SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime College

The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical simulation (TechSim) solutions for the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. The full mission and classroom systems are being procured to meet forthcoming new United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Maritime Center (NMC) training requirements, and include multiple models from the Transas library with the latest functional capabilities of the Transas TechSim platform.

DALO Secures Future with Maritime Simulation

Kongsberg ship's bridge simulator at a DALO training center in Denmark.(Photo: Kongsberg)

The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) and KONGSBERG have renewed their maritime simulation cooperation with the March 2016 signing of a new framework agreement, including a 10-year ‚ÄėLong Term System Support Program‚Äô (LTSSP) extension. The contract secures DALO‚Äôs access to the latest simulation technology for the next decade and includes migration of the existing KONGSBERG simulators delivered in 2012, to the sophisticated new K-Sim Navigation simulator platform.

‚ÄėSimulation and Training without Boundaries‚Äô

Photo: Transas

More than 200 experts from all around the world are expected to attend the global Simulation User Conference (SimUC 2016) ‚ÄúSimulation and Training without boundaries‚ÄĚ, which will be hosted by Transas in Singapore on January 28, 2016. Transas SimUC is an international event that gathers Transas simulators users and Transas partners to exchange experience and ideas about maritime simulation and training. The Simulation and Training without boundaries theme will embrace trending subjects such as e-Navigation and cloud simulation‚Ķ

Name Change for Crane Simulator Developer

Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned onshore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim’s ongoing incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime’s corporate structure, and represents a deeper connection between the company and the Kongsberg brand. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a company in the development of advanced simulation training systems. Based in Salt Lake City…

Panama Canal Int’l Conference

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Center for Maritime Training, Research and Development will host the 2009 International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM) August 17-20. For the first time, MARSIM will be held in Panama City, Panama, where maritime industry leaders, academics and researchers will come together from across the globe to share the latest developments in marine simulation, safety and ship maneuverability, and discuss the progress and anticipated benefits of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. ‚ÄúThe ACP uses simulation technology to enhance the safety of vessel navigation through the Canal and streamline transits for our customers,‚ÄĚ said ACP Captain Rogelio Altafulla.

Transas, XVR Simulation Form Partnership

Photo: Transas

Transas has announced its new strategic cooperation with XVR Simulation to expand their maritime training capabilities and to deploy common complex projects in the safety and security simulation market. Transas and XVR Simulation have just entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was officially signed on the first day of the Transas Simulation User Conference 2016, in Singapore. The two will work close together to extend offers for existing and future customers of both parties.

Newport News Shares Modeling, Simulation Practices

Newport-News-built aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (Photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries, by Ricky Thompson)

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division will share modeling and simulation practices used in the design and construction of aircraft carriers and submarines during the MODSIM World Conference this week. The shipyard is among more than 25 organizations sharing best practices at the conference being held Tuesday through Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Newport News representatives will discuss how simulation and visualization are used in manufacturing and planning for ship inspections and overhauls.

Free Webinar: Engineering Simulation

As engineering simulation tools and technology continue to advance, the application of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in the marine industry has become an indispensable supplement to traditional experimental methods. This is especially true for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which, among other things, allows engineers to use computer simulation as a ‚Äúvirtual towing tank.‚ÄĚ This method provides performance data for various designs, and it is more efficient in both cost and schedule than traditional testing. This event will explore the benefits of CFD simulations for realistically complex designs to compute free-surface hydrodynamics including wave breaking and cavitation while simultaneously accounting for the motion of the maritime vehicles and structures.

vSHIP - New Ship Simulator For The Offshore Industry

Morehead City, North Carolina, March 28, 2011 - Marine Simulation is pleased to announce the release of their latest product. vSHIP is specifically designed to train and prepare ship-board personnel for the ever growing roles and responsibilities they face in support of the offshore industry. Flexible scalability, unmatched visual realism, and compliance to a wide range of industry standard interfaces are all integral to the simulator's design. Available as a desktop PC based simulator…

Registration Opens for Transas Simulation User Conference

Registration has now opened for the Transas Simulation User Conference 2013, scheduled to be held in Maryland on July 15 - 19, 2013. The conference is jointly hosted by the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) and Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS). Focusing on the theme "Future Trends and New challenges in Maritime Simulation," the international maritime electronics and simulation leader is inviting key opinion leaders to elaborate on upcoming developments and challenges. The Transas SimUC traditionally provides an excellent opportunity for our customers and partners to exchange their experience and communicate directly with members of the Transas simulation development team.

Resolve to Provide Training for Norwegian Cruise Line

Denise Johnston, Director, Resolve Maritime Academy (left) and Svein Sleipnes, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations at Norwegian Cruise Line (right) at Resolve Maritime Academy’s Simulation Training Center

Resolve Maritime Academy announced  that Norwegian Cruise Line has selected Resolve to be their preferred provider of all simulator-based training courses, along with additional safety courses, which are set to begin in February at Resolve Maritime Academy‚Äôs Simulation Training Center in Fort Lauderdale. Resolve offers customized simulation courses and emergency response and safety training programs for all sectors of the maritime industry. ‚ÄúResolve‚Äôs state of the art facility utilizes the same equipment as we have on our ships‚Ķ

NSWC Dahlgren Leads Team To New Milestones

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren's Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) in Dam Neck, Va. and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) achieved several significant new milestones in computer simulation support of live exercises during the recent Exercise Foal Eagle. training support to shore-based air and missile defense units in the Korean peninsula. ability to train in other warfare areas during the exercise. Defense Exercise Network (CAMDEN) -- designed to present user systems with a realistic depiction of the aircraft and missiles expected in an area of conflict. developing tactical situation. In the case of joint exercises such as Foal Eagle, units must also learn to operate with units from other services, thereby enhancing interoperability among the services.

Transas Academy Launched

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas has launched its newly established Transas Academy, part of the company's THESIS, the Transas Harmonized Eco System of Integrated Solutions, during the Simulation User Conference (SimUC) which took place in Singapore on January 26-28. According to Transas, the main purpose of the Transas Academy is to connect maritime stakeholders and provide them with integrated solutions and high quality content, helping them to bridge the gap between STCW and the required competency level. It facilitates all aspects of simulation and training by bringing technology, expertise and content together.

Transas Simulation Complex Installed in Shetland

Transas has successfully completed the installation of a new simulation complex at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Scalloway, Shetland. The new installation replaces the existing Norcontrol simulator. This new advanced complex at the forefront of simulation technology employs the latest NT Pro 4000 software offering a very high training potential. The complex includes a Transas full mission bridge simulator equipped with two ARPA radars / ECDIS / conning and ship controls, 210-degree visualisation and two additional bridges developed to operate as separate vessels and aimed at complex specialised pilotage/tug operations training in conjunction with the main bridge.

MSI to Train NOAA Officers

Maritime Simulation Institute to Provide Professional Maritime Training to NOAA Officers; Instruction to Include Critical Simulator Experience in Shiphandling at Institute Headquarters. The Maritime Simulation Institute was recently selected to provide professional maritime training to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps Officers. In the NOAA Basic Officer Training Class, professional maritime instructors from the Maritime Simulation Institute will train the initial accession NOAA Corps Officers in the nautical sciences including basic safety training, seamanship, electronic navigation, ship stability, Rules of the Road, and shiphandling.

Kongsberg Maritime Tech Opens in St. Petersburg

Photo courtesy Kongsberg Maritime

The office of the new wholly owned Kongsberg Maritime Company, Kongsberg Maritime Tech LLC was officially opened in St. Petersburg, Russia on 23rd March 2010. The new Kongsberg Maritime company has been established to further strengthen Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training's technology and the 15 strong team will have a special focus on advanced simulation technologies, development and hydrodynamic modeling. Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training already has close simulator development ties with the team in St.

SUNY Maritime Opens Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center

The Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center. The Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center is a training facility that incorporates Kongsberg’s Polaris Bridge Simulation technology and utilizes an industry-inspired bridge console arrangement, with the latest hydrodynamic ship models and exercise areas.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover May 2017 - The Marine Propulsion Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News