With the rise in the offshore wind market, we have seen increased jack-up activity with more and more sophisticated vessels/barges in deeper and deeper waters in increasingly demanding soil conditions. Although vessel crews are highly skilled in the jacking operation itself, training in handling the challenges of demanding sea beds is needed. Training not only challenges the extreme and dangerous situations, e.g. punch-through, it also covers the challenges with retracting legs that are deeply penetrated into demanding seabed.

Although vessel crews are highly skilled in the jacking operation itself, training in handling the challenges of demanding sea beds is needed. Training not only challenges the extreme and dangerous situations, e.g. punch-through, it also covers the challenges with retracting legs that are deeply penetrated into demanding seabed.

Goals and objectives

The objective of the course is to enhance safety by applying the proper procedures for conducting safe jacking operations. Especially the challenges in understanding soil data and how to mitigate the risks involved will be addressed. Paired with our state of the art simulator, theory will be transformed into operational knowledge. During theoretical lessons and practical simulator exercises, the participants will:

Enhance their knowledge of and skills in understanding data on seabed conditions.

Enhance their planning capabilities for operations in demanding environmental conditions.

Enhance their knowledge of and skills in handling challenging seabed conditions, e.g. punch-through, rapid penetration and deeply penetrated legs.

Enhance their knowledge of Human Factors Issues and skills in the use of Human Factors Issues such as communication, planning, briefing and situational awareness.

Enhance safety by applying the proper procedures for conducting safe jack-up operations

Course description

The course is developed for less experienced up to very experienced jacking operators who are in need of training in operating in demanding sea bed conditions. By training different handling skills through practical exercises in the simulator in challenging conditions such as rapid penetration, punch-through, stuck legs etc., the participants become familiar with these situations should they occur.

Jack up simulation