Controllab has participated in a joint venture with MSA-Service and Amsterdam Shipyards. Under the name Dutch Dredging Simulators, the three companies will release their first dredging simulator in April 2023.
Dredging is a critical process. A lot of mistakes can be made and the risks are high, which is why it is common practice to use a simulator for larger dredgers. In this way, the operator can dry exercise. However, the current simulators available on the market are expensive and voluminous. Dutch Dredging Simulators is focusing on simulators that are more transportable, cheaper and still realistically mimicking dredging operations. By using standard hardware, the costs are reduced. The software has been developed in-house. The result is a system that simulates all relevant aspects in detail. From start-up, to cutting the soil and pumping the sand-water mixture. The operator practices operations and learns how different conditions and settings influence the performance of the dredger.
Controllab will develop the simulation engine for the dredging simulator. If you want to know more? Please contact Controllab.