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Moving with the industry: Simulating Offshore Wind Farms
Our team of 3D artists have been working hard to create ECDIS Ltd’s first simulated generic wind farm environment. Based off the real life Kentish Flats wind farm near Margate the new environment will give our instructors a new area to base exercises from adding fresh ideas to their simulated scenarios.
ECDIS Ltd are now ready to teach our BTM and BRM courses to turbine maintenance crews/pilots with simulated exercises that are relevant to them and their jobs. Courses can be themed and made around company specific deployment techniques through simulated scenarios that can be tailored to meet company learning objectives.
We can also create various scenarios involving MOB emergencies, maintenance deployments and shuttle runs from wind turbine to substations, in a wide variety of challenging weather conditions. First use of the generic wind farm scenario is due to take place in December 2015.
With offshore wind projects and maintenance demands becoming more prevalent, having this new environment and simulated turbine structures was a natural path to take. Having the expertise and 3D artists in-house means ECDIS Ltd can focus on industry trends and react quickly to new and developing sectors to provide quality simulation training.
Jack Osborn, Lead 3D Artist:
“We wanted to give our instructors a new environment to test the students with, something which is difficult enough on its own, but the real test was creating something that’s also believable. We chose the Kentish Flats wind farm to base our environment from because of its typical wind turbine formation. The team and I have the ability and tools to create an accurate like for like recreation of the area but also generic environments allow the instructors to have more control and not be bound by ultimate reality should they wish to add obstacles or elements, such as low UKC and low tide times affecting when a vessel would be able to sail in that area.”
The creation doesn’t stop at obstacles (or ‘assets’) in the sea, the 3D artists also build ports and company vessels as part of our Port & Vessel Creation service – quite literally bringing blue prints to life on screen. Find out more here http://www.nauticalsimulation.com/ports-and-vessels/