SMC Adds SeaPlanner to Formosa 1 Phase 2 Work Kit

SeaRoc has secured a contract to supply its marine management system SeaPlanner to support the construction of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.

The deal comes as part of SeaRoc’s strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC), which is delivering marine coordination services for the 120MW project.

SMC will be responsible for managing the operational marine coordination activities during the construction of the project and will use the SeaPlanner system to manage the safety and efficiency of the work.

This is said to include inductions of all working personnel, personnel certification management, live vessel, personnel and asset tracking, access restrictions control, Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS) management, Permit to Work and Transfer of Control.

Local communications specialist MDS will also join the two companies in providing support to the operation.

“SeaPlanner is currently employed on a significant percentage of the world’s offshore wind turbines and we are pleased to extend our coverage and support SMC on this milestone project, representing the first formal Marine Coordination contract undertaken in Taiwan,” said Steve Pears, SeaPlanner Managing Director.

The Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines located some 6km off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait.

The 120MW project is due to be operational in 2020, when it will become Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm.

Photo: Formosa 1 Wind Power