Fidelity Flight Simulation has contracted with Noble Corporation to provide a Ballast Control Simulator for the offshore drilling company. This unit represents the second device of its kind built by Fidelity continuing the company’s expansion into non-aviation markets.
The simulator is a full motion device that is reconfigurable between three different rigs: a two hull cable semi-submersible, a two hull DP semi-submersible, and an advanced jack-up rig. Touchscreen controls will replicate the ballast control panels for each rig providing control over tank filling, load movements, mooring cables and allowing scenario training. The device will be mounted on a full, six degree of freedom motion platform. It will allow the trainees to feel deck angles, effects of the external environment, and such unplanned events as punch-throughs.
Doug Olson, the Simulator Training Advisor from Noble Corporation is very pleased with the simulator’s abilities. According to Olson; “Fidelity's Ballast Control Simulator is well equipped to provide both fundamental and advanced level training, and was the clear winner among its competitors. Noble is also very excited about the ability to customize the Ballast Control Simulator system to Noble's diverse fleet of Drilling Rigs.”
Noble Corporation celebrates its 92nd year in 2012. The company’s proactive style of management has guided it from a one rig operation in 1921 to one of the largest offshore drilling contractors. The Company’s growth since the time of its spin-off from Noble Affiliates in 1985 has come about through a series of strategic acquisitions of offshore drilling assets and ancillary, non-capital intensive businesses around the world.
Fidelity Flight Simulation, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, PA, designs builds and supports a wide range of training and simulation systems in aviation, defense, offshore and related industries. More information on Fidelity Flight Simulation is available at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 412.321.3280 or visiting www.F2SI.net.