Simulator Training Porvoo Refinery Adopts Simulator Training for Operators

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Refinery operator Neste will use a full scale simulator for crude oil distillation unit and gasoline sulphur removal unit by Neste Jacobs for the training of operators at its Porvoo refinery.

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The petrochemicals domplex in Porvoo, Finland.
The petrochemicals domplex in Porvoo, Finland.
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Porvoo/Finland – This agreement is continuation of the previously successfully delivered simulator aided learning environments for the largest production line of Porvoo refinery and for several NEXBTL renewable diesel refineries around the world. After the new simulator has been commissioned in spring 2016, it shall be maintained and kept up-to-date with the real plant by utilizing Neste Jacobs' customer support simulator environment. Updates to the simulator located at the client's premises shall be efficiently made over a secure remote connection.

"Operator Training Simulator technology offers possibilities to improve the operating personnel's competence with a wide range of training exercises. Practicing together with the entire shift in a real-life-like learning facility is highly motivating and very efficient. Training simulators are now an essential part of Neste's competence management and an irreplaceable tool in securing safe and cost efficient production", states Neste’s Jukka Kanerva, Vice President, Production of Oil Products.

"We are devoted to serve our clients with our state of the art technology products to help in competence management as a part of their responsible and sustainable business", says Jarmo Suominen, CEO of Neste Jacobs. "The long lasting co-operation with Neste in developing and utilizing Training Simulators is an example of our world class technological ability and solid customer service concept".