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Monday, December 17, 2018

Simulation Software News

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Subsea 7 Signs on for FutureOn Planning Software

Norway-based digital technology innovator FutureOn announced a multi-license contract for its Field Activity Planner (FieldAP) software with Subsea 7, a leading global contractor providing engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry.“FieldAP brings all the data about the field into one centralized digital environment to help our customers see more about their assets from every vantage point and collaborate meaningfully, which makes it possible for them to make economically prudent planning decisions…

(Photo: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center)

Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

Delgado’s Simulator Suite is comprised of three interactive Full Mission Bridge simulators. Simulators are used for Wheelhouse Proficiency Management classes to provide scenarios on navigating waterways on different types of vessels. Simulators can be programmed to run three vessels at the same time, so that students in all three wheel houses can communicate and interact with each other. Both conventional and Z-Drive controls can be used in the training. In the past 12 months…

Full Mission Bridge Simulator Photo Goodwood Ship Management

Goodwood Ship Management Opens Training Center, Office in Mumbai

Goodwood Ship Management, the Singapore based management company, has expanded its seafarer training facilities in Mumbai.   A new training center and office has been equipped with the latest training simulation software and tools for Goodwood to further nurture its pool of seafarer talent.   “We are delighted that a MAN B&W ME Electronic Engine Simulator has been successfully installed in our new training center in Mumbai. This is the latest version of such simulator commissioned in India”, said Capt Ashok Sabnis, Goodwood Managing Director.

COMPIT organizer Volker Bertram from DNV GL (left) presented Henrique M. Gaspar (right) with the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2016. (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Presents COMPIT Award 2016

Henrique M. Gaspar has been announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2016. The Brazilian CAD (computational aided design) expert, working at NTNU Ålesund, was honored for his work on merging innovative digital technologies in ship design and operation at the COMPIT Conference, which took place May 9-11 in Lecce, Italy. The video game industry has spurred the development of cost-effective software and hardware solutions for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Fast graphics processors at affordable prices and a culture of collective development…

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Athens Training Center Adds Navigation, DP Simulators

K-Sim Navigation and K-Sim DP, Kongsberg Maritime’s latest generation ship-handling and Dynamic Positioning simulators have been chosen to further advance Tsakos Group’s capabilities at its newly established training center, the Maria Tsakos TCM Academy in Athens, Greece. Tsakos’ existing K-Sim Polaris DNV Class A ship handling simulator will be upgraded to K-Sim Navigation in order to meet the latest DNV GL and Nautical Institute compliance requirements. Launched in November 2014…

BCG engineer Jason Zilbauer conducts training with the Naval Academy instructors who will use the software (Photo: BCG)

BCG Donates Simulation Software to Support US Naval Academy

Maritime training solutions provider Buffalo Computer Graphics Inc. (BCG) has donated its Enhanced Graphical User Interface (GUI2) simulation software to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation in Annapolis, Md. for distribution to the academy’s seamanship and navigation department. BCG’s donation included four software licenses to support past donations from Northrup Grumman Corporation of the Navy’s Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) to train midshipmen on the charting system they will encounter once they graduate and move out to the fleet.

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Mitsubishi Super Skiving System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Mitsubishi Super Skiving System" for machining internal gears with high speed and outstanding precision. The new system has overcome technical issues characteristic of conventional skiving by use of an MHI developed, innovative barrel-shaped multiple-cutting-edge rotary tool (patent pending), enabling mass production of difficult-to-machine internal gears. In addition, longer tool life, combined with shorter machining times, enables significant reductions in production costs.

Virtual D-Day displays: Photo credit Dassault Systèmes

Virtual D-Day Created Seventy Years On

Advanced 3D design and simulation software was used to recreate the technological and engineering innovations of WWII as a part of the seventieth anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy, apprise project leaders, France’s Dassault Systèmes. Virtually reconstructing the Mulberry Harbor, the LCVP landing craft and the Waco glider brings to life one of the most exciting episodes of 20th-century history for the broadest possible audience. The Landing Craft, Vehicle & Personnel…

Capt. John Kessler, maritime instructor, demonstrates how mariners train using the bridge simulators at the San Jacinto College maritime program. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College to Build Maritime Training Center

As San Jacinto College prepares to break ground to build the region's newest maritime training facility, some of the industry's most sought after training technology has arrived and is awaiting its new home. The college recently received three interactive, full-mission, ship bridge simulators, thanks to a collaborative agreement with the Houston Pilots. They will be moved to the College's 45,000-square-foot Maritime Technology and Training Center once it opens, projected for mid 2015.

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BMT, Port of Dover Consultancy Partner for Training

In partnership with the Port of Dover Consultancy, BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the launch of a two day, interactive training course and workshop for Harbor Masters, Port Managers and Port Authorities. Entitled ‘Managing Port Safety and Security’, the course will provide delegates with a better understanding of what’s required to help meet the guidance contained within the Port Marine Safety Code. With contributions from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and Port Skills and Safety (PSS)…

ECDIS Training in Progress: Photo credit Resolve Maritime Academy

Resolve Maritime Academy Joins ECDIS Training Network

Resolve Maritime Academy has joined the Transas Global ECDIS Training Network, known as Get-Net. The Academy recently expanded its Fort Lauderdale, Florida training facilities, adding a second ECDIS classroom with Transas simulation software and Transas ECDIS to meet the high demand for Generic and Type-Specific ECDIS training. The training partnership with Transas allows Resolve Maritime Academy to comply with all Flag State, Port State Control and Classification Society requirements and to better serve its global client base, in time for the new ECDIS training requirement deadlines.

Planned Blount Newbuild Wind Turbine support vessel.

Rhode Island: Open for Business

Rhode Island’s economic assets include a surprising number of prominent and lesser known maritime firms. A recent media tour hosted by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) highlighted the Ocean State’s key role(s) in the nation’s maritime industry. As the state of Rhode Island – along with everyone else, so it seems – works to revitalize a struggling local economy, it has become increasingly apparent that the marine industry will play a prominent role in that revival.

VSTEP Introduces NAUTIS Port Security Software

Virtual Training and Simulator developer VSTEP will be demonstrating its new NAUTIS Port Security Awareness simulation software during the Small Vessel Threats Security Conference from 28-29 September in San Francisco. VSTEP is one of the main conference sponsors and will be present at its conference boot to demonstrate its innovative Security Awareness solutions. During the Conference, VSTEP will present its training products directly related to countering the potential threats from small vessels.

Alion Wins $15M Navy Contract

Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has won a $15m contract to support the Naval Operational Logistics Support Center (NOLSC) as the center integrates and modernizes its logistics support systems that support deployable units in the Navy and Coast Guard. Under the three-year logistics management services contract, Alion will assist NOLSC with logistics planning, modeling and simulation, concept generation and development, and manning, personnel and training analysis.

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APR Labs Greener Method of Propulsion

In 2006, Aries Propulsion Research Labs (APR Labs) introduced a new method of propulsion technology labeled Omni-Directional Propulsion (ODP). The method was created by designer Chris B. Hewatt and was first published on the United States Patent and Trade Organization (USPTO) Web site as publication 20060230847. APR Labs says that this unique design has been gaining attention in the transportation industry, but could have its greatest impact on the marine industry because it creates movement without propellers.