May 27 - Huisman has introduced a new crane simulator at its sales and service facility in Singapore, which will be used for regular and customised education and training purposes.

As standard, the simulator is configured with a 400-tonne capacity offshore mast crane, but this can be adjusted to any type of Huisman crane on request. Operations are simulated by the use of nine screens and an authentic operator chair with crane controls in order to create a realistic operating experience, explained Huisman.

Scenario based training, including simulated effects on the vessel, crane and load due to environmental conditions like sea state, wave and current, wind and atmospheric conditions, can be conducted.

In addition, the crane simulator can be used by specialist engineers, crane inspectors, and marine surveyors of insurance companies to conduct engineered lifts in simulated environments, for instance in high risk situations.

The new simulator is the third such machine available for users of Huisman equipment. The other two simulators are available at the Huisman Academy in the Netherlands. A fourth simulator is currently under construction at Huisman North America Services in Rosenberg, USA.