SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy produce, service, and operate wind turbines both on- and offshore around the world.
The challenge Siemens faced was in essence financial. Their pre-assembly training setup was very expensive to maintain and utilize. This consisted of a live nacelle and lots of rented equipment. Aside from the immense financial incentive to engage in VR, it also offers superior training methods, increased effectiveness, significantly improved retention rates, and it simply makes training a lot more fun.
Virtual Reality was the perfect solution to what Siemens were looking for. Basically, the VR software offers both individual and collaborative training exercises, or, in gamification terms, singleplayer and multiplayer mode. This allows for more accurate replications of real-life maintenance missions outside or within a nacelle. The software is rendered to the point where it closely resembles the turbine and related environment the Siemens employees work in on a daily basis. An extensive and almost objective assessment of employee performance within the VR simulation is another benefit of the product.
HTC Vive was chosen as the platform for the software as it offers life-like immersion and mobility possibilities.