Jan De Nul Group has ordered a crane simulator from Norway-based OSC.

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The simulator will be used to train future operators, deck crew, superintendents and bridge crew to use the giant cranes that are being fitted on the newbuild installation vessels Voltaire and Les Alizés. Both vessels will be used to install offshore wind turbines. Voltaire will be equipped with a 3,000-tonne capacity leg encircling crane (LEC), while Les Alizés will be fitted with a 5,000-tonne tub-mounted crane (TMC).

Tom Maes, manager electrical and automation department at Jan De Nul Group, said: “This crane simulator will not only be producing extraordinary graphics and close-to-reality sensations like any random video game. The simulator will be based on real physics and the actual vessel models, offering a digital twin of both vessels and tools. In other words, a priceless engineering tool, fully at the service of our clients to advise them in their plans for the future.”