Published: 06 June 2022 06 June 2022
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has announced that VinciVR will receive $200,000 as part of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses in 38 states.
VinciVR will receive the amount to work with offshore developers, disadvantaged communities, and training organisations to develop a portable Virtual Reality (VR) training tool for mariners that simulates offshore wind farms in various weather conditions. This will help mariners learn navigation/operations through a wind farm before construction begins. Additionally, Vinci has partnered with IWNL to design a digital tool to help workers filter through offshore wind careers and utilise VR training at the point of need. Vinci currently offers VR tools for offshore wind training; these planned expansions will further recruit, train, and retain the future workforce.