DONG Energy has chosen SeaPlanner as the system provider for their Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre (MHCC) which will be one centralised hub for their UK offshore wind farm construction and a number of regional MHCCs.
SeaPlanner will provide DONG Energy with personnel management, vessel and helicopter tracking and the communication dispatcher and site wide communications hardware needed to safely operate an offshore construction site from a central location.
The company will also be deploying several unmanned communications containers. The containers will house all equipment required, including antennae, to carry out all communications on far offshore wind farms including vessel tracking, VHF marine and airband, Tetra, helicopter tracking and crewfinder.
“The introduction of SeaPlanner’s portfolio management functionality is a significant benefit, particularly on a project of this scale. Giving the DONG Energy project team the ability to manage multiple sites from a centralised system not only saves a considerable amount of administration time and costs, but it also provides an enhanced level of control and brings standardisation across projects,” said Nick Murphy, SeaPlanner Head of Operations.
This contract extends SeaPlanner’s portfolio with DONG Energy, which has now provided support to over 80% of their UK offshore wind farms.
Louise Damgaard, Senior Project Manager at DONG Energy, said: “We’re very pleased to work with SeaPlanner to implement these important enhancements to our new Marine and Offshore Coordination capability. They’ve undertaken work for our projects in the past and this contract proves that having a reliable UK supplier is an invaluable asset to offshore wind in this country.”