11 March 2014

Rolls-Royce Opens New Marine Training Centre in Brazil

11 March 2014 - Rolls-Royce has opened a new training centre in Brazil, to cater for customers operating the large number of vessels with Rolls-Royce systems that work in country's deep water oil and gas fields. The centre is located at the existing Rolls-Royce Marine Services site in Niteroi, just outside of Rio de Janeiro. 

Paulo Rolim, Rolls-Royce, Country Manager – Marine, Brazil, said: "The provision of training to our customers in Brazil is critical in ensuring their ability to maximize the value and full potential of the equipment and systems onboard their highly complex vessels.

The training concepts, course materials and equipment are based on those used at the Rolls-Royce Training Centre for Europe located in Ã…lesund, Norway. The courses and simulators have been designed in cooperation with the Offshore Simulator Centre, also in Norway, and represent the latest in bridge simulation technology.

The new training centre in Brazil is a part of the overall Marine Services Centre, and features a full size demonstration winch housed in the workshop. Courses are based on a mix of classroom instruction, hands on exercises in the simulators and maintenance training. A main bridge simulator with two operator chairs allows for interactive team training with a diverse array of scenario planning options to test any skill level.

In addition, two dome simulators with 180 degree horizons are installed for winch training, and are designed to allow crews to hone their winch operations skills in realistic surroundings. A similar dome houses a crane simulator. All simulator domes use the latest situation modeling techniques and projection systems to give a very life-like representation of winch and crane handling activities on board an offshore vessel.

Source: Rolls-Royce