Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding through its Virtual Reality (VR) program gave the ability to technical students from the Royal Netherlands Navy to make virtual contact with naval vessels. For the records, the training program was commissioned on 20 February, before the signing agreement of a new supply vessel.
In fact, the program came in order to support navy technical students’ training methods around virtual reality.
Behind the development of the “Intro-TD-OPV” was Thales Nederland and the maritime innovation cluster Extended Reality, giving students the chance to make “virtual acquaintance” with naval vessels.
Supported by game techniques and a narrative, students can move the patrol vessel “HNLMS Holland”, while develop the functional design of the vessel and the location of the systems onboard.
Trough the use of the virtual reality technology, the Royal Nethelands Navy aims to give a boost to students’ education and build a suitable personnel.
Concluding, for the VR project’s accomplishment, Damen collaborated with students from the Media Designer course at Scalda in Vlissingen and both took part in the course 3D models and graphics.