Reygar has been commissioned by Siemens Gamesa to develop a motion comfort monitoring tool capability within its BareFleet remote monitoring and reporting platform for vessels supporting multi-day work at the manufacturer’s projects.
The new system will track and analyse motion, fuel consumption and crew sickness in different cabin locations, with a specific focus on boosting safety and fitness to work aboard vessels.
Reygar said the system that Siemens Gamesa has commissioned automatically monitors the health and performance of critical equipment across each vessel, inclusive of engine health, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, motion, and impact onto the turbine.
The tool also allows the crew to manually input supplementary data and observations into a customer-specific digital reporting platform, with the resulting DPR form customised to bring Siemens Gamesa’s own performance indicators and priority data fields – such as crew comfort – to the fore.
Reygar managing director Chris Huxley-Reynard said: “As wind projects move further offshore into areas of higher wind resource, it is paramount that charterers and vessel operators are equipped with the true understanding of vessel motions and personnel comfort they need to keep these projects – and the people constructing and maintaining them – performing at their best.
“Motion data measured across different cabin locations and different vessels, sourced via BareFleet while in transit and while idling, will advise Siemens Gamesa’s chartered vessel operators on how to guarantee the crew and technicians are housed and transported in such a way that they can continue do their jobs effectively across multi-day projects.”
Siemens Gamesa head of offshore service logistics Rene Wigmans said: “With the global energy transition well underway, we are increasingly focused on how digitalisation can power the efficient and safe roll-out of our technology across projects in exciting, rapidly growing markets such as the US and Taiwan.
“Our work with Reygar to further integrate BareFleet’s detailed motion reporting into our offshore activity will support our team in maximising operational efficiency and reducing vessel CO2 emissions whilst securing the health and comfort of our crew as they work on these flagship – yet often remote – sites.”
Source: renews.biz, 2020/12/14