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    ARI simulation suite for NUSI training institute

    Training // December 17, 2013

    ARI Simulation has delivered a complete suite of integrated offshore simulators to the NUSI Offshore Training Institute (NOTI), a dedicated offshore training facility.

    The NOTI facility was created by the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) to support competence development in offshore shipping among its members, promoting best practice as they progress up the chain of command in this vital, fast-growing sector.

    Captain Nand Hiranandani, Chairman, NUSI, said: “The NOTI facility provides the missing link in training for Indian seafarers working in the offshore sector today. As a not for profit organisation, we have been able to make an investment in the future of all seafarers and provide a means for them to continue their professional development and further their careers. The centre that ARI Simulation has provided to NUSI/ITF Trust for Indian seafarers is truly world-class. There is nothing like it in India and little to compare to it anywhere in the world.”

    ARI Simulation was given a wide-ranging brief by NOTI, including the design and delivery of what the company says is the world’s largest visual 360-degree dedicated offshore vessel bridge simulator and India’s first ROV simulator.

    The NOTI centre also includes a full mission offshore vessel engine simulator, an offshore crane simulator, a full mission DP2 bridge simulator and a unique eight-station multifunctional classroom, complete with functionality for DP, ECDIS, Radar, ship handling and oilfield navigation training.

    Assembly and installation began in earnest in Spring 2013, involving ARI personnel from functions including software development, manufacturing, assembly, engineering, integration and on-site project supervision and co-ordination.

    All of the simulators have been built to meet and exceed the latest standards from DNV, the International Marine Contractors Association and the Nautical Institute and have been designed to support competency development and assessment programmes in accordance with international oil and national company requirements.

    The simulators will be used to offer courses across the following disciplines: ship handling; anchor handling (basic and advanced); dynamic Positioning (basic and advanced); crane operator training (basic and advanced); vessel and floating heavy lift crane operations; ROV operations; propulsion and electrical systems; engine control room; power management; and offshore mission rehearsal/SIMOPS training.

    The tightly-integrated features of NOTI centre allow for complete simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) scenario training, with multiple trainees across multiple simulators able to co-operate in a single mission. Such scenarios can include end-to-end simulations including logistics, towing, rig positioning, subsea installations, intervention and standard as well as heavy lift crane operations at sea.


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