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THE CENTRE FOR MARINE SIMULATION,

THE MARINE INSTITUTE OF MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 155 Ridge Road

St. John’s , Newfoundland Labrador, Canada

Tel: (709) 778-0305

Email: Christopher.hearn@mi.mun.ca

Director: Captain Chris Hearn *All images: The Centre for Marine Simulation effects of the down turn in the oil indus- nia GBS, but it nonetheless is a highly motion base to give users the full effect

Overview try globally, CMS has seen an increase in challenging technical project. of carrying out operations varying sea

CMS operates a range of marine simu- lation equipment that covers a broad training related to support and supply ves- With research, CMS has been lead- states. The Kongsberg Ksim Offshore range of marine and offshore activities. sels using the new Offshore Operations ing a large multi year project to develop simulation engine is the heart of this new simulator. This includes Anchor Handling proof of concept Dynamic Positioning equipment and provides highly realistic

Much of the equipment is highly special- ized and unique including fully motion level 1, Anchor Handling Stability, Ship capacity for hydrocarbon exploration/ functionality for the types of activities

Manoeuvering with Azimuth, etc. production operations in ice covered wa- involved in offshore oil and gas opera- capable simulators. The center also pro-

In Commercial shipping, with focused ters. This Joint Industry project involves tions. The total investment exceed $6 vides technical management and support of simulation equipment that is used by courses like Ice Navigation, Leadership tanks testing of hull models with DP sys- million CAD. Additionally CMS invest- and Management training, and Bridge tems to study the ability of the technol- ed in its other equipment including up- other parts of the Marine Institute.

Resource Management remain steady in ogy to identify and counteract managed grading the projection system for its Full demand. ice conditions. For its part CMS is devel- Motion Bridge, addition of new control

Recent Developments

With industrial response, CMS utilizes oping a specialized visualization system technology for its part task tug simulator,

CMS simulation activities can be di- vided into three main areas; Training, its equipment and development capac- that will make use of ice data coming visual and audio recording equipment ity to provide services for the offshore from the ice modelling tanks to simulate for its bridges to facilitate debrie? ng

Industrial Response, and Applied Re- search. To support these activities the oil and gas and commercial shipping in- realistic ice-hull interaction. Much of sessions, upgrades to software and hard- dustry as well as port design to examine this work will serve to improve the level ware for MODU Ballast control, cargo

Centre continues grow its technical ca- planned operations, rehearse procedures, of ice modelling at the centre and assist control, and the engine room simulator. pacity and as such is able to provide solu- and evaluate risk. A signi? cant project industry to carry out operations assess- CMS is also investing in its technical tions for many of its clients including the development of ship models, geographic that CMS has been involved in over the ment with modi? ed DP technology. staff by obtaining specialized training and area databases and the provision of past year is the tow to ? eld simulation for the hardware and software personnel

Investment in the Future for the Hebron Platform. The Hebron Looking ahead, CMS will look to ob- software development. Re? ecting its lo- cation in Newfoundland and Labrador, Platform is a gravity based structure CMS opened its new Offshore Opera- taining additional hardware to back up (GBS) that will be used in offshore oil tions Simulator in late 2015, but of? cial- the motion server controls for its motion the centre has focused its ability on rep- production on the Grand Banks of New- ly started to conduct training using the bases as part of its ongoing preventa- resenting operations in harsh environ- foundland for Exxon Mobil and its part- new technology in 2016. The OOS simu- tive maintenance and upgrade planning. ments and ice covered waters.

ners. This project will see the 700,000 lates the bridge and operating systems of CMS will also look to the addition of

With training, CMS is involved in off- ton structure ? oated and towed by six a typical platform supply vessel or an- specialized ice routing software that shore oil and gas and commercial shipping.

While Dynamic Positioning and Mobile vessel some 300 nautical miles to its off- chor handling vessel. In keeping with the can be used in the ice navigation work.

Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Stability shore site. CMS has conducted this type theme of realistic ship motion, the bridge In particular the Enfotec Ice Navigation and Ballast Control training has felt the of work before, notably with the Hiber- is mounted on a six degree of freedom suite that can be utilized by groups dur- 56 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2017

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