• Fri. Jun 24th, 2022

Jan De Nul orders a crane simulator for two new offshore wind installation vessels

ByLinda W. Smith

Jun 3, 2022

Norwegian company OSC AS (formerly Offshore Simulator Center) will build a high-end simulator for Jan De Nul’s two next-generation offshore wind installation vessels, Voltaire and Trade winds.

The crane simulator will be a digital twin, based on real physics and real ship models, allowing Jan De Nul to train his crew members and realistically simulate complex offshore installations in a completely safe environment, in the most severe conditions, the company said.

Joining Jan De Nul’s fleet this fall, the jack-up vessel Voltaire will be equipped with a 3,000 ton Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) and the heavy lift vessel Trade winds with a 5,000 ton tank mounted crane (TMC) and will be able to handle offshore wind turbines up to 20 MW.

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

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

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

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