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In a special extended webcast, IADC managing editor Linda Hsieh tours the recently inaugurated MOSAIC II, Maersk’s offshore simulator training complex in Svendborg, Denmark. The 1,200-square-meter, US $10 million complex features a dome-based drilling simulator that offers a 180° side view and 90° vertical view, as well as pipe-handling and well control training capabilities. It is equipped to perform well control downhole simulations with 3D graphics. Other simulators either already installed at the facility or in the process of installation include a rig control room simulator, an engine room simulator and two crane simulators. Click above to join Linda on her tour and view exclusive interviews with Claus Hemmingsen, Maersk Drilling CEO; Claus Bachmann, Maersk Drilling VP deepwater assets; Frank Faxøe, Maersk Training Svendborg managing director; and Michael Toftelund, Maersk Training Svendborg maritime instructor. To find out more about Maersk Training, a standalone business unit in the AP Moller – Maersk Group, click here.
From the drill floor, the quarter spherical image gives drillers an authentic and accurate view of what life is like in a real driller’s cabin.
The instructor’s control room is where problems and tasks are set and all actions and reactions monitored and recorded. A growing part of the educational program is in the time spent in reviewing how to get things right.
A vital part of the whole picture is the facility to incorporate head office in any crisis or routine training operation. Shore-based staff can join in and monitor and contribute to developments.
Daikichi Kukuta from Japan Radio Company attempts to safely land a container on a rig. The crane simulator is a vital tool in completing the overall scenario, which merges all offshore departments into one exercise.
An aft view of the 360 full mission bridge, which is used for supply, anchor handling and dynamic positioning exercises but can also be used for towmastering and virtually all other maritime duties. More than 70 vessels are accurately portrayed by a bank of 200 computers that react to every movement of the vessel and to tidal and weather conditions.
A forward starboard view of the full mission bridge. The new MOSAIC complex means that exercises on the semisubmersible and jackup can be integrated into one realistic scenario.