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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Great to see so many at Edvirt's booth at Bergmekanikdagen and BK-dagen last week! Congratulations to Johan Holmberg from Rockplan Sweden AB who won the VR Master Spraying Competition and received a well deserved tablet.
In february, Edvirt went to Ireland and helped QME organize their machine scaling training for their operators in order for them to be prepared for the arrival of their JAMA scaling machines. The training included theory and simulator practice with Edvirt's 3D Scaling Simulator™.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule training for you operators, please go to the following website:
At the end of September, Edvirt exhibited at MinExpo in Las Vegas. Together with BASF and Putzmeister, attendees got to try the Atlas Copco MEYCO Versa and Putzmeister SPM500 machines.
Additionally, this was the first time the public got to try the Putzmeister SPM500 machine which was recently implemented into the simulator.
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.
Recently, Edvirt and Putzmeister started a collaboration in order to enable training for the Putzmeister SPM500 Wetkret machine.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, operators receive a Putzmeister SPM 500 Wetkret Operator Certificate; as well as the internationally recognized ESCOT™ certificate (Edvirt® Sprayed Concrete Operator Training).
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.
In april, Edvirt attended the World Tunneling Congress in San Francisco and exhibited together with BASF.
BASF also held a Spray Master Competition at the conference where some lucky winners walked home with trophies, after doing a fantastic virtual spraying job.
Edvirt took part of a sprayed concrete workshop arranged by BASF for Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia between 4-7 April. The around 40 participants from OT and Red Path got to learn about sprayed concrete though theoretical, practical and simulator sessions.
A big congratulations to Joshua Watson who won the virtual spraying competition, and was awarded the Master Sprayer Competition Trophy.
Edvirt had the privilege of being named one of the 33 hottest (33-listan) young tech companies in Sweden, chosen by NyTeknik and Affärsvärlden.
Read more about the announcement here:
An article in tunneltalk about the tunneling conference in Dubai that Edvirt attended in late november last year, also featuring a nice photo of Oscar demonstrating the simulator. Now we are really starting to look forward to WTC in Dubai in 2018!
At the end of January, Edvirt performed training for Agnico Eagle Mines in Kittilä, Finland. 8 operators went through the EMSOT (Edvirt® Machine Scaling Operator Training) course, including both theory and practical simulator training.
At the end of november, Edvirt attended Fjellspregningskonferensen in Norway. A competition was held with the simulator, and in the picture the lucky winner Helene Strømsvik can be seen standing next to Kristian Storhamar from BASF.
At the end of november, Edvirt attended the Arabic Tunneling Conference & Exhibition together with BASF.