Research and development
Research and Development
The simulator can also be configured for research purposes into bridge operations, testing the feasibility of proposed harbour facilities prior to construction and identifying limiting factors for entry to or departure from a port in difficult conditions. Using the River Mersey database, it was possible to model the 12 Quays RORO ferry terminal and allow shipmasters and river pilots to practice berthing under a variety of conditions. More recent research has included the impact on navigation of the Gwynt-y-Mor wind farm. Use of the simulator to investigate FPSO operations has also been undertaken.