Cutter/Hopper simulator

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MSA delivers cutter/hopper simulators to van Oord.

We constructed both dredge consoles which are similar to the cutterdredger ‘Athena‘.  These consoles are electrical adjustable in height and provided with touchscreens and joysticks. The servers in the 19” cabinets were also part of our delivery. The visuals are created by 6 beamers and a parabolic screen. MSA-Service did the integration/installation of all the systems. The simulators start by touching one of the buttons at the instructors table. The core server is running van Oord’s inhouse sophisticated dredge software. The projected 3D visuals are created by a 3rd party.

During the opening cermony of Van Oord’s new head office, our king Willem Alexander took place behind the controls.

Click here to see the movie about Van Oord’s trainings centre including the simulator.

Earlier we delivered the backhoe simulator. Constructed on a motion platform. Also based at the training centre of Van Oord.

Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialized in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil , gas and wind). More than 5,000 employees are active worldwide and there are about 30 locations in different countries. The training centre forms a part of Van Oord’s academy.



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