New European Technology and Training Centre open for business

Located in the heart of the Norwegian maritime cluster in Aalesund, within the University area of the city, the new Rolls-Royce Technology and Training Centre occupies over 3,000m² on two floors. It comprises workshops, conference rooms, class rooms and offices.

[Image] Simulator domes at the Rolls-Royce Technology and Training Centre in Aalesund, Norway

The new centre enables us to provide customised and tailored training that focuses on customer needs and crew demands. Delegates are actively involved in both theoretical and practical aspects of equipment operation and maintenance.

A range of training simulators ensure individual working scenarios can be practiced in very realistic conditions. The largest simulator is a replica of an offshore vessel bridge with 360° field of vision. It includes a Rolls-Royce winch operating system. It can be programmed to simulate all aspects of vessel operation, as well as many more scenarios impossible to train for onboard, for example, a total ship power black-out.

A number of simulator domes cater for individual training needs. Delegates can train on a variety of equipment at their own pace to perfect a range of tasks like subsea equipment, crane or winch operations. This flexibility allows a large number of users to train at the same time.

Specially built training examples of the product range are located in the ground floor workshop area. They include Bergen engine sub-assemblies, steering gears, Kamewa waterjets, a number of thrusters and deck machinery.

The centre has up to 15 full-time employees and instructors, and was formally opened by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway on 8 November 2012. The range of quality assured courses together with the training materials is continually being developed.

The range of quality assured courses together with the training material is continually being developed. The programmes are also used to train our own service engineers. Gas turbine product training continues to be centred in Bristol, UK and Indianapolis, USA. 

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