TSHD operator simulator training

For maritime officers and pipe operators on trailing suction hopper dredgers

During this exclusive training programme, operators of trailing suction hopper dredgers will have the unique opportunity to further enhance their skills on advanced state-of-the-art dredge simulators.

Learning goals

  • Unique opportunity to work on the dredging desk of a TSHD
  • Increased ability to perform basic dredge operations
  • Familiarisation with modern TSHD automation and control systems, such as SCADA, STPM, and DLM
  • Improved understanding of the processes and skills required for hopper operations

Training topics

All topics that are outlined during the training sessions will enable attendees to perform with maximum efficiency: 

  • operational preparations 
  • dredging procedures 
  • dredging in challenging situations. 

The following topics will also be addressed: 

  • practical issues 
  • desk controls 
  • basic dredging exercises 
  • startup and shutdown procedures 
  • settlement processes
  • suction processes 
  • dumping processes and procedures 
  • emergency procedures.

Training method

Theoretical and practical training will take place in both the classroom and on a simulator. The course is held in The Netherlands and is performed with the use of realistic 3D simulators providing underwater views. 

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