Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre (FSOSC)
A world class simulator based training facility for the Australian oil and gas sector
The new Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre is the first offshore specific simulation centre in Australia and the largest integrated centre of its kind in the world. Featuring the latest in simulator technology and embracing the contemporary teaching methods, we will strive to be a recognised leader in training and skills development of offshore personnel and crews.
With a philosophy of knowledge sharing and industry collaboration, we will assist in development and promotion of industry best practice in the offshore oil and gas sector.
General Manager – Jeff Knight
I have 14 years experience in the maritime industry, seven of those being in the offshore sector.
Having been a Master on board anchor handling vessels, I understand and appreciate the level of skill and knowledge required for all crew members to ensure safe and efficient operations. The offshore sector is a dangerous and dynamic workplace and I am passionate about ensuring vessel crews are well prepared to meet the challenges they face.
Farstad Shipping is an international supplier of modern offshore support vessels. With more than 50 vessels operating around the world and a strong focus on health, safety, environment and quality, Farstad Shipping brings their breadth of experience to ensuring our success. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd.
Offshore Simulator Centre (OSC) develops the technology, and software used in the simulators in Centre. Using their position in the Maritime Cluster in Aalesund, Norway, OSC brings the world’s most advanced simulators for anchor handling and platform supply operations.
Aalesund Unversity College is a partner in OSC and works closely with them to deliver world-class anchor handling and platform supply training in Norway. We are fortunate enough to have access to these offshore crew training concepts to offer them in Australia.
The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO's) and related companies worldwide. IDPOA works to provide a voice to professional DPOs around the world. We are a Corporate Partner of IDPOA.
The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute (The NI) is a Non-Government Organisation representing seafarers’ and professional mariners’ views at the IMO. The NI is the accrediting body for our Dynamic Positioning facilities for The NI’s DPO Training Scheme.
Viking SeaTech is an international market leader in the provision of mooring solutions for semi-submersible drilling rigs, floating accommodation units and other key assets that have a critical role in the offshore oil and gas industry. Viking SeaTech have kindly donated 2 tonnes of anchor handling and mooring equipment to us to use as training tools.
The IMSF is an organization for professionals involved in the advancement of maritime education, training and research through the use of simulation. The IMSF was established in 1978 and now consists of nearly 100 members from countries in all continents. FSOSC is a Member of IMSF.
Veripos aims to be the market leader in precise navigation and positioning solutions, through the innovative application of technology, continuous product development and operational excellence. We are very pleased to have Veripos GNSS training equipment available for course participants in the centre.
Kongsberg Maritime delivers products and systems for dynamic positioning, navigation and automation to merchant vessels and offshore installations. They also supply products and systems for seabed surveying, surveillance, training simulators, and for fishing vessels and fisheries research. FSOSC have an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime for delivery of Kongsberg Maintenance Training at our simulation centre.
Coastdesign Norway AS is the worldwide expert in delivery, production and support for Autoload for the offshore vessel market. With 20 years’ experience with Autoload and a long relationship with Farstad Shipping, Coastdesign Norway offers a world class product and great support in helping FSOSC provide OSV Stability training in the Asian region.