Semco Maritime and Systematic have entered into a framework agreement with Vattenfall for the delivery of a fully-integrated resource tracking and communication system for Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind operations.
The solution, SemPAM, provides overview and safety for employees during construction and maintenance of Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
Remco Boersma, director of Process and Support at Vattenfall, said: “Due to our growth, Vattenfall was looking for a system to harmonise the different solutions for people and vessel tracking we utilise at the numerous sites we operate. From a safety perspective we felt the need to increase stability and quality of the communication with our technicians at site. Onshore as well as offshore.
“Both Semco Maritime and Systematic have year-long experience within the field of communication and surveillance systems for the offshore industry. We believe this agreement will help us working even more efficiently and further elevating the safety level for our personnel.”
The solution can be integrated with Semco Maritime’s other communication solutions and is built on offshore radio infrastructure systems such as TETRA and DMR. With SemPAM, the coordinator is provided with one system to handle tasks and continuously generate a full overview of locations of personnel, vessels and helicopters when working onshore and offshore, according to Semco Maritime.
Henrik Lunde, Senior Vice President of Semco Maritime, has described the agreement with Vattenfall as strategically important.
Systematic’s Senior Manager Jacob Stenderup said that SemPAM builds on more than 30 years of experience with developing communication software for customers operating in tough and desolate areas with sparse infrastructure: “From our long-standing collaboration with numerous global customers, e.g. within the Armed Forces and the Navy, we know the critical importance of reliable communication and planning tools for use in extreme offshore conditions, and SemPAM has been conceived to meet these requirements.”