WTC in Dubai

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Between 21-25th of april, Edvirt, in collaboration with BASF, attended the World Tunnel Congress in Dubai. Edvirt´s own Adrian Hedström held a presentation about sprayed concrete certification training at the ITAtech meeting.
Alot of people also got to try our VR Shotcrete Simulator during the BASF Master Sprayer Competition. We look forward to seeing you again next year in Naples, Italy.

Bergdagarna

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Bergmekanikdagen och Bergteknikdagen (formerly known as BK-dagen) was held at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm.
Edvirt had a sucessful exhibition at the event where we had great discussions about concrete spraying and the importance of training.
Congratulations to Anton Lind who won the Master Sprayer Competition and recieved a tablet.

Edvirt in Hong Kong

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Edvirt™ started off the year by making an apperance in Hong Kong to showcase our VR Shotcrete Simulator™ in the asian-pacific region.
The event was organized by BASF and included visits to CIC (Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre), Paul Y. Engineering and Infinity Lab where the "Golden Nozzle Competition" was held.

We would especially like to thank James Mulholland and Michelle Poulter for organizing this amazing event!

Collaboration with employment agency

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The Unit for External Employer Interaction in Stockholm (EfAS - Enheten för Extern Arbetsgivarsamverkan, Stockholms Stad) is an agency that works with special employment programs and various forms of adult education to give local citizens the opportunity to work, career change and develop in the workplace.

Edvirt has during the autumn collaborated with EfAS in training 9 selected participants with the aim of getting them work in the E4 Stockholm Bypass project. The training included both sprayed concrete and rock grouting courses developed to equip the participants with vital knowledge to work with the processes in the project. The courses included theory, laboratory tests and simulation training. 

Certification at Boliden

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Edvirt® is currently training some operators at Boliden's sites in the Skellefteå area as a part of Boliden's new certification Bergförstärkning med sprutbetong inom Boliden ("Rock support with shotcrete at Boliden"), established together with Edvirt®. The certification courses include theory, lab tests and simulator training and assessments.

Simulator to Hinkley POINT C, UK

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As of early October this year, Bam Nuttall in United Kingdom recieved a 3D Shotcrete simulator™. The simulator is to be used by operators who work on the construction site of Hinkley Point C, a new nuclear power station by EDF Energy.
Bam Nuttall is requiring all SCL operators to pass an on site assessment and Edvirt´s simulation certification program, ESCOT™.
In charge of the training is Malcolm Galvin, SCL General Foreman at BAM Nuttall.

Edvirt at BASF shotcrete workshop

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During 23-25 october Edvirt joined BASF for a sprayed concrete workshop in Switzerland. The workshop was held in Hagerbach Test Gallery, a showcase tunnel for research and development in underground mining. Edvirt had the opportunity to showcase our shotcrete simulator and talk about the importance of training. The event also included cement and accelerator reactivity testing, concrete mixing and a spraying demo with Atlas Copcos ME5.

Training collaboration with Redpath Australia

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We are pleased to announce a training collaboration with Redpath Australia to provide Edvirt’s sprayed concrete operator training courses to their operators. The first training sessions have been conducted at Redpath Australia’s head office in Brisbane during March and April. Additional training courses will be rolled out across a number of Redpath’s Australian projects.

The training consists of a theory and a simulator module and will be integrated into Redpath’s training organisation. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, operators receive the ESCOT™ certificate.

First E4 Stockholm Bypass Sprayed Concrete theory course performed

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Edvirt is accredited by the Swedish Transport Administration to run sprayed concrete courses and issue the certificate "Sprutning med sprutbetong inom Trafikverket". The certificate is required for operators that work underground with sprayed concrete in the E4 Stockholm Bypass project. 20 persons attended the first course that was held at SIKA's facilities in Stockholm last week. The course included theory, laboratory tests and simulation training. 

The next course is scheduled for 2-5th of May. If you want to know more or register, please go to http://www.edvirt.com/sprayed-concrete-e4-sthlm-bypas or contact eric.odkrans@edvirt.com

First two E4 Stockholm Bypass grouting courses - Fully booked!

Edvirt is accredited by the Swedish Transport Administration to run grouting courses and issue the certificate "Berginjektering inom Trafikverket". The certificate is required for operators that work underground with grouting in the E4 Stockholm Bypass project. 40 people attended the first two courses that were held at SIKA's facilities in Stockholm last week. Johan Funehag was the course leader and the courses included theory, laboratory tests and simulation training. 

The next courses are scheduled for 24-28th of April. If you want to know more or register, please go to http://www.edvirt.com/sthlm-bypass-injection-cert or contact eric.odkrans@edvirt.com

Simulator training for WestConnex's M4 East and New M5 shotcrete operators

This January, Edvirt started an Australian subsidiary (Edvirt Australia Pty Ltd) following growing demand in the Australian market.

We are now happy to announce a training collaboration between WestConnex M4 East, WestConnex New M5 and Edvirt. Starting in September, shotcrete operators in the project will go through training sessions comprising online, theoretical, simulator and practical modules. The training is nationally recognised and will also be offered to other interested customers.

For more information, please read this press release or contact christian.reich@edvirt.com.

 

E4 Stockholm Bypass sprayed concrete operator certification

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Source: www.trafikverket.se

All sprayed concrete operators working in the E4 Stockholm Bypass project are obligated to be project certified. The certification is issued by Trafikverket (The Swedish Transport Administration) and includes both theoretical and practical training and assessment. The practical part is performed on Edvirt's 3D Shotcrete Simulator™ at Trafikverket's facilities in Kista, Stockholm.

All operators have to go through and pass 17 assignments on the simulator. The training course is scheduled through Edvirt. Having operators working in the project without a valid certification is accounted as a contract breach between the hired contractor and Trafikverket.

If you want more information, please read this press release or contact eric.odkrans@edvirt.com.

To schedule training for you operators, please go to the following website:
http://www.edvirt.com/stockholm-bypass-operator-certification

Training and certification with Peace River Hydro Partners in Canada

In September Edvirt delivered it's first training with the newly implemented SPM500 machine, following the recent collaboration with Putzmeister. To ensure that site engineers have the know-how and that shotcrete operators meet the designated standards, PRHP is working with Edvirt to issue the internal certification Nozzleman Training Certificate to its employees. The certificate is based on the theory and training offered for the ESCOT™ certificate as well as the EFNARC certification.

Euro Mine Expo in Skellefteå

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Foto: Lars Westerlund

In June Edvirt, together with JAMA, attended Euro Mine Expo in Skellefteå, Sweden. This was the first exhibition at which our 3D Scaling Simulator was demonstrated. 

A big congratulations to Andreas Norberg who won the virtual scaling competition, and was awarded the Master Scaler Competition Trophy.