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IMPORTANT COUNTRY NAUTICAL SIMULATORS ARE OCEANICA

Experience with Petrobras America in the Gulf of Mexico had made it clear to Oceania’s engineering team that it would be essential to have a nautical simulator to support future studies and also enable training and maneuvering campaigns in the country.
Shipping companies also felt this need, set up training centers, and became interested in simulators. Oceânica worked to meet the needs of these companies in training and maneuvering simulations on various types of vessel.
Nautilus – A New Chapter in History
Following this, the company inaugurated its Port and Oceanic Simulation Center – Nautilus, a watershed in the history of Oceania, enabling maneuvering and training campaigns with unrestricted and real-time port environment simulations. “We had support from the Netherlands Maritime Research Institute, Marin, a world pioneer in this type of technology and an important partner for the company. The great differential is the history of hydrodynamic validations of the vessels made in the institute’s 7 test tanks. With that, the ships behave as they do” said Daniel Cueva, managing partner of Oceânica.
The full mission simulator is DNV certified and is available to the Brazilian business market, maritime authorities and academia, a simulation center comparable to the most up to date in the world. It enables nautical operations, helping to minimize risks and increasing operational efficiency, so shipping companies use it to train their commanders, reducing accidents.
“Nautilus provides us with training, feasibility studies and new terminal designs at our headquarters,” added Daniel Cueva. The contracts are usually around 2 or 3 years old and confirm the trust between clients and Oceânica.
“We understand the needs of offshore shipping and support companies very well and constantly study ways to deliver more resources to these customers. A protocol for monitoring the actual maneuvers through monitoring is being developed against the simulated exercise so that commanders excel in adjusting the practice” said Afonso Cabrera, manager of Oceânica, who closely monitors all possibilities for improvement in projects.

Experience with Petrobras America in the Gulf of Mexico had made it clear to Oceania’s engineering team that it would be essential to have a nautical simulator to support future studies and also enable training and maneuvering campaigns in the country.Shipping companies also felt this need, set up training centers, and became interested in simulators. Oceânica worked to meet the needs of these companies in training and maneuvering simulations on various types of vessel.Nautilus – A New Chapter in HistoryFollowing this, the company inaugurated its Port and Oceanic Simulation Center – Nautilus, a watershed in the history of Oceania, enabling maneuvering and training campaigns with unrestricted and real-time port environment simulations. “We had support from the Netherlands Maritime Research Institute, Marin, a world pioneer in this type of technology and an important partner for the company. The great differential is the history of hydrodynamic validations of the vessels made in the institute’s 7 test tanks. With that, the ships behave as they do” said Daniel Cueva, managing partner of Oceânica.

The full mission simulator is DNV certified and is available to the Brazilian business market, maritime authorities and academia, a simulation center comparable to the most up to date in the world. It enables nautical operations, helping to minimize risks and increasing operational efficiency, so shipping companies use it to train their commanders, reducing accidents. “Nautilus provides us with training, feasibility studies and new terminal designs at our headquarters,” added Daniel Cueva. The contracts are usually around 2 or 3 years old and confirm the trust between clients and Oceânica.“We understand the needs of offshore shipping and support companies very well and constantly study ways to deliver more resources to these customers. A protocol for monitoring the actual maneuvers through monitoring is being developed against the simulated exercise so that commanders excel in adjusting the practice” said Afonso Cabrera, manager of Oceânica, who closely monitors all possibilities for improvement in projects.

Oceanica signs contract for load out project

Oceânica recently signed a contract for the preparation of the load out of 12 modules which will be distributed among 3 Petrobras replicant platforms.
The project, commissioned by the Consortium Tome Ferrostaal, will be divided into 6 trips with 2 modules of up to 1,200 tons (total) by barge. All units come out from Maceió and will be sent to 3 different ports: Rio Grande, Paranaguá and Rio de Janeiro, where they will be installed with the FPSOs units.
Among the activities to be developed by Oceânica, are:
- Barge structural verification
- Stability verification during operation and during the transportation to their final destinations
- Module verification concerning the structural strength for load out transport
- Load up equipment verification
- System design for the barge ballast
- Load up manuals and transport manuals preparation
- Approval together with MWS (marine warranty surveyor)
- Weighing modules
- Preparation and operation supervision: tide control, barge ballast quantity and module partial input in the barge to ensure that it is levelled with the yard during loading operation.

The project is already underway and the first operation is planned for mid-2014.

Oceanic concludes agreement to supply Simulator CBO

Consolidating the experience of our project team and complementing the entries for CADFOR and ONIP, Oceanica is now enabled as a main supplier of Petrobras, the CRCC. Result of a work executed throughout 2011, the CRCC of Oceanica incorporates the following service specialties: Structural mobile steel projects, Shipbuilding projects, Technical-economic feasibility studies, Organization, Methods and Systems projects, Tankers ship Conversion projects in FPSO and FSO, Projects for Mobile Platforms-Semi Submersible, Installation analysis of subsea equipment, Anchor systems projects.
Along 2012, Oceanica the will include new specialties to increase the range of services provided to the largest oil company of Brazil.