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    MARIN to open simulator in Houston

    Training // August 7, 2013

    Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) is to install a simulator at its Houston office in October.

    For many years, MARIN's Houston facility has been assisting in offshore engineering studies but now, with the arrival of the simulator, services will start to bridge the gap between engineering and operations.

    The real-time simulator will have the latest simulation technology, which MARIN calls, 'Dolphin', installed in it. The configuration will resemble a vesselís bridge with consoles, various controls and indicators and five large visual displays.

    The Dolphin system is capable of simulating a wide range of operational situations, such as FPSO tandem or side-by-side offloading.

    "The simulation technology can be used to train operators in various environmental situations and at the same time it can play a valuable role in verifying concepts and conducting feasibility studies," said MARIN.

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