EDVIRT and NCC in cooperation around virtual training for West Link project
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NCC's tunnel operators are undertaking EDVIRT'S different certification courses to be equipped for the west link project. AS a part of this, their shotcrete operators are being trained and tested in virtual reality.
The West Link project has just received approval and the project has officially started. Together with the German company Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau, NCC has been awarded the Korsvägen stage, which is one of the sub-projects with the most work underground in the project. After the summer, this work is expected to begin and until then the tunnel operators need to be fully trained.
In total, the West Link project's budget is 20 billion SEK. It will be 8 km, whereby 6 km will consist of tunnel and it will include three underground stations. The Swedish Transport Administration has so far procured stages worth 14 billion SEK. NCC has so far been awarded the biggest part, as the contract for Korsvägen is worth about 2.4 million SEK and the new Central station is approximately 4.7 billion SEK.
As for the E4 Stockholm Bypass project, the Swedish Transport Administration requires operators who performs spray concrete, grouting and bolting works in the West Link project to be certified. Edvirt and NCC Infrastructure have therefore entered into a cooperation where NCC's tunnel operators will undergo Edvirt's different certification courses.
The concrete spraying certification includes a few days of training and simulator tests, where operators have to prove their skills. During week 21, Edvirt initiated the virtual courses at NCC's facility in Jordbro and their first operators underwent 17 tests in Edvirt's 'VR Shotcrete Simulator ™'.
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