Barco provides projection for drilling operations in South Korea

Barco teamed up with Norwegian-based system integrator Cyviz to deliver a simulation solution for drilling operations in South Korea. A total of 12 Barco F12 WUXGA projectors provide MHWirth’s operators with an 8m diameter dome in which to practice drilling setups

The dome was included as part of MHWirth’s newest office in Geoje, South Korea which was opened in June 2015. All involved parties spent a year collaborating to ensure that the final product met the end-user’s requirements.

Mikkjal Poulsen, Country Manager South Korea at MHWirth, said: “The projection system had to be resilient to vibrations from heavy traffic and industrial activity from neighbouring businesses. The same, high demands were placed on image reliability, brightness and contrast to produce a realistic training experience. The lightweight, yet robust and high-performing F12 series by Barco were exactly what we needed to pull off this impressive project.”

The simulator has also been designed to with a financial point of view. The F12 projectors have a lifetime of 8,000 hours, or a full year of non-stop operations, which reduces the instances of required servicing and maintenance.

Espen Olsen, director of sales simulation Europe at Barco, said: “The new dome will be an essential part of MHWirth’s South Korean operations for many years to come. We are extremely proud to have gotten the opportunity to work together with Cyviz on this challenging project. I am convinced that the projection system has set a new standard, both when it comes to performance and total cost of ownership.”