The simulator lets the users to generate their own real-time subsea circumstances and test them across in-office engineering workstations, ROV training consoles and offshore ROV systems fitted with included simulators.

The next generation software also comprises of new training system and an extended suite of plug-ins and manuals, by giving the users with extra tools for efficiently creating field level scenarios.

VMAX Technologies general manager Terry Lease said: “The V1.5 package allows in-house scenarios to be easily created and installed like any other Windows type of program. This capability not only ensures ease of installation in an offshore environment but also allows for versioning control and configuration management.”

“All of the standard VMAX ROV training scenarios have been re-worked and expanded to systematically teach pilots how to perform complex tasks. Some of these scenarios include picking up delicate items from shipwrecks, installation of control pods using work skids and torque tools, installing steel-tube flying leads using a FLOT, using custom tooling to mate flanges, and using pumps to evacuate suction piles.”

“The overall goal is to give the customer complete control of the simulation experience, help reduce risk, increase efficiency of operations and create an overall reduction in project costs. This new system allows users to train and learn at their own pace instead of requiring a dedicated 40 hour course.”

The recently released software and the improved scenarios are at present the standard part of the training courses suggested by members of the Triton Group and its affiliates in the Houston, Brazil, Singapore, and Aberdeen.

Aberdeen-headquartered Triton Group newly concluded its ninth acquisition in deals amounting over GBP100 million ever since its formation in the previous year. With a breadth and depth of capability, the Triton Group consists of eleven companies specializing in the design, development, manufacture, sale and rent of remotely operated technologies and their systems’ components, Triton Group as well provides engineering support, training and the supply of qualified technical personnel.

The companies in the group are Perry Slingsby Systems, Sub-Atlantic, UK Project Support Ltd (UKPS), Subco, Cynergetix Pty Ltd, Dynamic Positioning Services Ltd (DPS), Geoscience Earth and Marine Services Inc (GEMS), VisualSoft, VMAX, Seafloor Geoservices Inc (SGI) and ETS.