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FORCE Technology: Singapore bound

Copenhagen: At next month’s Asia Pacific Maritime 2016 show in Singapore, Denmark’s FORCE Technology will be demonstrating a new jack-up facility that enables offshore operators to optimise security and cut down operational costs.

The facility enables the entire transitional period from DP to leg touchdown, soft pinning of the legs and to jacking up to be simulated very accurately.

The jack-up facility has already been sold to a large private operator based in Singapore that is using the simulator in order to be able to optimise security when operating in the open sea.

“The ability to simulate the entire operation in a virtual environment enables the crews to practice all phases of the operation in advance. This provides confidence and reduces the risks of accidents and mishaps as the crews have experienced in advance how the operation will unfold and how to tackle it,” explains Michael Arnskov, sales manager at FORCE Technology.

Using virtual environments for training and engineering purposes is constantly evolving, Arnskov says, greatly stimulated by increased computational capacity and high definition visual systems which become more and more affordable.

“Our goal is to expand our virtual environment and include other aspects of offshore operations, both within the oil and gas sector as well as within renewables,” he adds.

 

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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