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VIRTUAL REALITY • The Value to Ship Design “VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES

US WITH POWERFUL, INNOVATIVE WAYS TO EN-

GAGE WITH OUR CLIENTS AND COMMUNICATE

WITH OUR PROjECT TEAMS.”

MIchAEl coMPlITA,

PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE,

ELLIOTT BAY DESIGN GROUP (EBDG)

Photos: EBDG particularly as the manufacturing of ves- signifcantly reduces the risk of change When using VR, conceptual designs While getting the design right from the sels in the sector is traditionally one-of orders during construction,” said Com- come to life and allow not only a pre- outset has obvious benefts, VR tech- or short production runs, meaning that plita. This can help to save tremendous construction walk-through, but also the nology can also be used throughout the gains early on in the decision making costs, as design changes increase expo- opportunity for owners to train crew and build process to help solve problems that process can deliver huge cost savings nentially as the design and construction plan operations while the vessel is still do arise. “Really, the uses are endless. throughout the project. progresses. under construction. We have been applying this technology “Stakeholders now have the ability to “During a recent vessel ship check, “During hosted meetings where Vv’s in creative ways on as many jobs as pos- walk through every nook and cranny one onsite engineer and three “teleport- are shared, each participant has the abil- sible and continue to fnd new applica- on their vessel from access to the pip- ed” engineers conducted an engine room ity to instantly add their own mark ups to tions and opportunities to help our cli- ing in the bilge to the visibility out the inspection on a passenger vessel,” said the group views highlight items of inter- ents,” said Complita. pilot house at the earliest stages of the Complita. est that require discussion,” said Com- “We continually update our engineers design process. Critical decisions and “Visual Vocal gave remote engi-neers plita. “There is also the ability to record and clients to inform them what more changes can be made with confdence instant, on-demand access to every detail comments and fag them to particular this software can do and how best to use which reduces the time and expense on the vessel for immediate input and points of interest on a Vv and share it it.” needed to complete the design. This also problem-solving.” with other users.”

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The Cost-Saving Benefts of VR

There are many potential cost sav- ing benefts to the owner/operator by using this VR technology through the vessel design, construction and in- spection process.

STOCK (Purchase and Rental): • Anchors (All Types) 1. One engineer can conduct a ship • Anchor Chain and Fittings (New and Used) Grades 2, 3, R4 and R5 check and engage a team in multiple • Marine Fenders (Pneumatic and Foam Filled) locations in real-time problem-solving • Smit Towing Brackets, Tow Plates, Towing Shackles, Towing via Visual Vocal, you save travel ex- Chains and Towing Wires penses. • LBNO Towing Shackles (Oval Pin), Anchor Line Hooks, “Pee Wee” Sockets, Hawser Thimbles (MADE IN THE USA) 2. Visualize a design before con- • Heavy Lift Slings, Lift Design and Engineering Services struction to ensure satisfaction with

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