EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Shotcrete training offered to Swedish unemployed 10 Jan 2019

Edvirt News Release
Understanding the ideal shotcreting mix
Understanding the ideal shotcreting mix

With an increasing demand for underground workers in the Swedish tunnelling industry, international training company Edvirt together with the City of Gothenburg is training ten unemployed people living in the West Hislingen district in the skills of shotcrete operators.

Participants will learn the theory of shotcreting, the processes for concrete laboratory tests and will receive shotcrete application training using virtual reality simulator systems. The 3D simulators provide a cost effective way of educating nozzlemen as there is no concrete waste or machine wear and inexperienced operators are not exposed to the hazardous environments of tunnels.

Shotcrete simulator aids training
Shotcrete simulator aids training

Following the training courses the participants will be equipped with the skills needed to work in the underground construction industry and offered internships at various tunnel project work sites in Sweden.

Major underground works in Sweden currently include the E4 Stockholm highway bypass, the Gothenburg West Link railway project, the nuclear storage project in Fosmark and the extension of the Stockholm subway. The sector is expected to see continued growth and sustained need for skilled underground operators and personnel over the coming 10 years.

Edvirt is has trained shotcrete operators working on the WestConnex highway tunnels in Australia and the Peace River Hydro project in Canada.

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