EnerMech invests in new crane training tech
EnerMech has invested £500,000 in advanced crane simulator training systems at its Luanda (Angola), Doha (Qatar) and Great Yarmouth (UK) facilities.
Utilising the latest simulator technology, the KraneSIM models support clients across the drilling, engineering, subsea, production and construction sectors, and uses progressive graphics to create realistic training conditions.
Delivered via suites of powerful PCs and high-resolution screens, KraneSIM technology exposes trainees to a range of operating conditions including dangerous circumstances which cannot be replicated safely in real life. This allows crane operators to build the necessary decision-making skills to safely negotiate situations that include equipment malfunctions, adverse weather conditions and human factors.
The system delivers a wide range of training environments including fixed installations, floating platforms and vessels, with various crane models, load-types and subsea configurations. During deck lifting and supply vessel lifting operations, the trainees experience a variety of dynamic environments, emergency situations and communications skills tests.
EnerMech’s head of training Jennifer Batchelor said: “Undertaking crane lifting operations safely is a highly skilled job, and ensuring personnel are competent and certified to support this is essential. The KraneSIM technology creates a safe environment for operators to build confidence and develop strong decision-making skills under pressure that could ultimately save lives and negate downtime offshore.”