The Gemini offshore wind farm has agreed a contract to become the first commercial users of Windnova, a new project management software, designed specifically for the offshore wind sector.
The web-based software, developed by Windnova S.L, monitors and controls activities associated with the development and operation of offshore wind farms. The development team at Windnova claims its software saves time, improves quality and control, supports conflict resolution and reduces costs.
Details of the three year contract, for an undisclosed value, were confirmed this week, as Gemini completed its first quarter using Windnova on what will be one of the world’s biggest wind farms.
Mick Hoyle, Construction Manager, Gemini offshore wind farm, said: “Windnova is allowing us to have a high level of visibility and control across the different infrastructures in the Gemini Project. It helps us to create, manage and monitor all elements of QHSSE and Construction, allowing a full, reliable reporting process of the works.”
Alvaro Fernandez, Managing Director, Windnova, said: “The Gemini project is the first commercial project achieving real benefits from Windnova’s QHSSE and Project Execution modules, allowing the Gemini team to track and record all activities in a very comprehensive way.”
Certified to the ISO9001 Quality Management System, Windnova combines several modules and features for project execution and the operation and maintenance of offshore wind projects. The system can be customised, allowing each project to be personalised to meet the user’s requirements. Being cloud-based, Windnova does not require installation processes or hard drive space and is very easily updated, the developer highlighted.
The system’s different modules allow users to connect easily to each other, controlling the volume and quality of communications and minimising the risk of data loss. The modules include a Project Register which tracks key information on contractors, vessels, personnel, ports and turbines.
Live tracking of vessels and personnel is available on a real time basis. Safety, risk prevention and quality control are covered in a special module and a document control and reporting system allows comprehensive project reporting.