New Delgado training center deploys Transas, XVR Simulation technology


(NEW ORLEANS) — In its new 19,000-square-foot Maritime and Industrial Training Center in New Orleans, the Delgado Fire and Industrial School offers industry-leading training by combining Transas and XVR Simulation technology.

Delgado is the first training center in the world to deploy XVR incident command simulation solutions in conjunction with its extensive suite of Transas full mission, part task and classroom marine simulators. The center will be attended by 10,000 students each year.

Rick Schwab, senior director of the facility, said, "We have worked with Transas for nearly 15 years now, and have always been able to rely on them to support our programs and deliver the new technologies that we need to solve our clients training needs. When our team was introduced to XVR Simulation by Transas, we immediately knew that it was what we needed to take our incident command training to the next level. Transas and XVR provide a combination of products that together can expand the realism and effectiveness of maritime emergency and crisis response training."

This is the first major joint project deployment by Transas and XVR Simulation since January's announcement of their new strategic cooperation. The two companies explore the technical integration of their products for a range of training applications.

"The input of experienced experts, such as the team at Delgado, who are thoroughly familiar with industry needs, is a vital component of producing complete solutions that can provide positive contribution to maritime safety, a cornerstone of Transas' THESIS concept," said Neil Bennett, vice president of sales and customer support for Transas in the Americas region.

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By Professional Mariner Staff