Vessel simulation: Safety is paramount


Safety is paramount during construction of the tunnel in the Fehmarnbelt. Together with FORCE in Lyngby, Femern A/S conducted comprehensive simulations of vessel traffic and tested the co-operation with the VTS operators who monitor the traffic in the Fehmarnbelt.

Every year, 40,000 ships sail through the Fehmarnbelt. Thus, safety is paramount during construction and a priority area for Femern A/S. 

FORCE's experts helped test safety at sea using realistic computer simulations of nautical conditions for shipping traffic.

The tests were taking place in a virtual environment with replicas of real ship bridges, radio communication with the VTS operators and simulated ship traffic outside the windows.