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Katie ReganMay 9, 2024 2:55:57 PM3 min read

Rethinking Crane Operator Training: Constellation Energy's Innovative Approach

Constellation Energy operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the United States, with 21 reactors which produce clean, zero-carbon, reliable, safe energy. Today at Constellation a groundbreaking initiative is underway in partnership with ITI Simulations. With a vision to transform training and professional development for not only Constellation, but the nuclear space on the whole, Constellation has embarked on a journey revolutionizing how their nuclear sites prepare for outages via the use of virtual reality training.

Constellation Trailer-1

Constellation Nuclear Training Manager, Marvin Burdick has custom outfit a trailer to house three distinctly different ITI VR Crane Simulator experiences. This trailer is utilized to conduct training sessions tailored to address outage scenarios across the various sites. This strategy, akin to the successful training scenarios adopted by TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), holds the promise of optimizing both labor and time resources. By bringing the training directly to the nuclear sites and aligning it with outage schedules, Constellation anticipates substantial efficiency gains.

Constellation Trailer inside

With two nuclear site visits already underway, the stage is set for the commencement of training sessions, each spanning six weeks. Anticipation runs high among the teams at Constellation Nuclear. Marvin's base in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area serves as a strategic hub for overseeing this ambitious project. As the trailer embarks on its journey, it carries with it the promise of safer, more efficient nuclear operations.

constellation trailer inside pt.3     Constellation Trailer inside pt. 2

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About ITI Simulations

The ITI Virtual Reality Crane & Equipment Training suite has been developed in partnership with original equipment manufacturers to ensure an experience on par with operating the exact machinery each simulation was designed to replicate. Our varied scenarios and virtual crane simulation courses offer the range of challenges needed to turn beginners into experts.

  • 1-to-1 Authenticity - In partnership with leading crane manufacturers like Broderson, Liebherr, Link-Belt, Tadano, and Terex, we strive to create a virtual experience indistinguishable from the real world.
  • Robust, Unmatched & Growing Offering - With 9 crane models, 1,000+ scenarios our community of subscribers benefit from a growing and unmatched breadth and depth of simulation content, without having to pay more for new features.
  • Continuous Improvement with our Customers - We never settle and don't expect our customers to either. That is why so many of the world's best-run organizations are a part of the ITI VR community including Bechtel, ExxonMobil, Nucor Steel, General Electric, United Rentals and the US Navy utilize the ITI VR Crane Sim. The pioneering subscription model allows our community members unlimited content updates including, new crane types, training scenarios, and environments as they become available.


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About Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy and a leading supplier of energy products and services to businesses, homes, community aggregations and public sector customers across the continental United States, including three fourths of Fortune 100 companies. With annual output that is nearly 90% carbon-free, our hydro, wind and solar facilities paired with the nation’s largest nuclear fleet have the generating capacity to power the equivalent of 16 million homes, providing about 10% of the nation’s clean energy. Constellation is further accelerating the nation’s transition to a carbon-free future by helping our customers reach their sustainability goals, setting our own ambitious goal of achieving 100% carbon-free generation by 2040, and by investing in promising emerging technologies to eliminate carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy. For more information about Constellation Energy, visit

About ITI

Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane simulator solution. For more information about ITI, visit