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

Source: www.trafikverket.se

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

Foto: Lars Westerlund

Foto: Lars Westerlund

Foto: Lars Westerlund

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.

Sprayed concrete workshop with Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia

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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.

Training in the U.S.

At the end of August, Edvirt performed a spray concrete training week for Barrick Gold together with BASF. Approx. 20 people got the chance to try the 3D Shotcrete Simulator™ with the included course package.

If you would like your organization to get to try out virtual spray concrete training or if you want to order a 5 days long training course including theory and simulator training, please contact adrian.hedstrom@edvirt.com

Over 300 operators and 19 000 m³ sprayed!

Over 300 operators at various places around the world has now gone through virtual training with Edvirt's 3D Shotcrete Simulator™. These operators have used over
19 000 m³ of concrete during their time in the simulator. "This is a small, but great step towards our vision of only seeing properly trained sprayed concrete operators in production", says Eric Göransson, CEO Edvirt AB. 
 

New features: "Hardening concrete" and "Overbreak filling"

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Edvirt has recently finished the development of two new advanced features in the 3D Shotcrete Simulator™. Operators can now in real-time see when the concrete is hardening. This knowledge can help them to establish when it is safe and efficient to put on a second layer as well as when it is okay to walk under the concrete.

The second feature, Overbreak filling, builds on the Hardening concrete feature. This feature teaches operators to focus on spraying a smooth surface and fill an overbreak, rather than applying a certain thickness, while also teaching the operators to wait for the concrete to harden before adding more layers.

New world record!

Stoyan Stoyanov from Dundee Precious Metals is the new world record holder for virtual sprayed concrete training. Mr Stoyanov completed all 18 training scenarios in Edvirt's 3D Shotcrete Simulator in only 8 hours, 41 minutes and 45 seconds, which is the fastest time yet. Mr Stoyanov performed his training at Blue Square's training facility in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Congratulations to Stoyan Stoyanov from all employees at Edvirt!