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Marine Training Simulator for Brazil
November 2004

The now well established joint venture team of Synectica and Pisys have been successful in securing a contract that will provide Brazil with its own dedicated Multi-Purpose Marine Simulator (MPMS). The facility will be built at the Rio de Janeiro premises of the Brazilian national training organisation SENAI (a division of FIRJAN) and is scheduled to become operational in 2005.

The simulator will have a training room able to accommodate up to eight personnel, mounted on a computer controlled motion platform that will reproduce the effects of the offshore environment and loading on the vessel. The training room is fitted with communications equipment and touch-screen control panels which provide the interactive interface necessary to conduct training in Marine Operations and Major Emergency Management for FPSO, Semi-submersible and Jack-up platforms.

Brazilian oil major Petrobras has made a long term commitment to send its key offshore personnel for training on the simulator as it will no longer have to send personnel to the USA or UK for this type of training. Petrobras is therefore taking a keen interest in the project and they are providing detailed information on their offshore installations so that we can build the most realistic simulator models.

Synectica is providing the technical know how and software for modelling of the simulator's marine systems, vessel stability, motion response and mooring systems. The user interface and cause and effect models are being built using the Pisys Logic Engine software. Brazilian partner company Engesoftware Engenharia are providing local services and managing the building of the simulator hardware to maximise the Brazilian work content of the project.

This MPMS facility will advance further the sophisticated marine training simulation technology used in the previously successful system built for Transocean in Aberdeen, more about which can be found in our News Archive.


MAS for "Glomar Grand Banks"
22nd May '03

Synectica have been awarded the contract to supply a Mooring Advisory System (MAS) for the Global Santa-Fe drilling semi "Glomar Grand Banks"

To see our full press release on this subject please click here.