The National Institute of Industrial Property just granted registration to the Transpetro’s Waterway Maritime Simulator, the first 100% Brazilian maneuver simulator. The equipment results from the partnership of the Company with Petrobras intermediated by the Research and Development Center Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello known as the Cenpes and the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo.
Sergio Machado, former president, Transpetro, said that the simulator will play a significant role in the training and qualification of new professionals that will work in the transportation of oil and derivatives. Additionally, it will also contribute to the increase of the local technologic content with focus on the activities of the Brazilian industry of oil and gas. Since 2011 in Merchant Navy, more than 4,500 hours of training were spent, qualifying more than 400 young professionals.
The simulator is now on the process of being certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the entity in charge of certifying and qualifying simulator technologies for the petroleum industry. Sergio Machado is hopeful about the simulator’s certification and is looking forward to its installation at Transpetro.