Marine Simulator Launch Event


21/09/2021 12:30 pm - 21/09/2021 1:30 pm

Event Information

Click here to join the event at 12:30 pm, Tuesday 21 September.

Join us online as we mark the launch of the new Marine Simulator and see how this new cutting-edge facility is set to transform decommissioning operations and energy transition projects for our industry partners in the North Sea and beyond.

Running Order

Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen
Michael Mathieson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (pre-recorded).
Roger Esson, Head of Industry & Partner Network, Net Zero Technology Centre
Joel Mills, CEO, Offshore Simulator Centre (remote guest)
Jonathan Darby, Head of Strategic Engagement, Scotland Office

12.55pm-1:05pm: Marine Simulator Demonstration, by Professor Richard Neilson and Dr Marcin Kapitaniak, National Decommissioning Centre

1:05pm-1:30pm: Audience Q&A

About the Marine Simulator

  • The walk-in, 300-degree, Marine Simulator at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) provides an immersive environment in which multiple entities, such as vessels, cranes and remotely operated underwater vehicles, can be controlled and interacted with on single or multiple tasks, reflecting the complexities of operating in the North Sea.
  • The simulator will be primarily used to replicate decommissioning, asset repurposing and the integration of offshore renewables within the energy system. It provides the opportunity for all stakeholders to access capabilities that can assist in the development of new technologies, techniques and decision making for renewables and sustainable decommissioning, helping to reduce risks and achieve net-zero goals.
  • The first funded project in the simulator involves assessing novel techniques for the installation of anchor systems for offshore floating wind turbines.
  • The system is also Smart City capable, allowing the NDC to build a virtual model of the North Sea.
  • By utilising its powerful visualisation and data handling capacity to link spatial information and modelling interactions, the system will provide vital insights to support decision making.

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