SeaRoc Group has expanded its SeaPlanner marine monitoring and management solution with the launch of a Permit to Work solution for offshore wind farms.
The new system consists of three main functions, including Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS), Permits and Transfer of Control (ToC), and provides a fast and efficient user-driven process for the submission, review, approval and issue of all permits, SeaRoc said.
According to the company, the launch of the full-service package is provided as a collaboration with Marine Coordination Services, Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) and EMS Maritime Offshore as part of its Strategic Alliance Program that offers marine coordination services for offshore wind clients.
The service will initially be available across Europe and is expected to be rolled out in Asia and the US as the markets develop.
“As well as providing the system to manage the submission, review and approval of RAMS and permits, we are increasingly being asked to supply experienced personnel to manage the entire process,” Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director, said.
“This is where our clients really benefit from our partnerships with other trusted companies within the industry. We can ensure clients are equipped with key project tools, and personnel fully trained in using these tools, to meet their project needs.”
SeaPlanner provides personnel and operational planning tools for large-scale projects, said to enable users to plan and monitor operations using a controlled, compliant and auditable method.
The software comprises tools for ensuring personnel safety and efficient running of the project, including inductions, certification management, personnel and asset tracking, manifesting and access control, the company said, emphasizing that the addition of the Permit to Work provides a complete audit trail of the contractor’s journey throughout the project.