Umoe Mandal Selects Shoreline’s Software to Support High-Speed Offshore Wind CTVs
Umoe Mandal has selected Shoreline Wind’s O&M Design software for its high-speed crew transfer vessels (CTVs) working in offshore wind to deliver accurate outputs for maintenance strategies and costs for offshore wind developers and operators.
The Norwegian shipbuilder’s fleet of CTVs for offshore wind includes vessels from the Wavecraft Commander and Sprinter series, which were also chosen for operations on Ørsted’s wind farms on UK’s east coast last year.
Umoe Mandal is using the software to simulate realistic and complex scenarios of multiple maintenance programmes utilising real-life data from both their CTV vessels and their clients’ offshore wind farm projects to report and visualise the improvements from improved vessel transportation that ensure higher output for wind farm operators, Shoreline Wind says.
According to Inge Moy, Sales Manager at Umoe Mandal, this kind of system can quickly compare vessel types based on specific cost data to showcase its effect on long-term wind project revenue.
“The most important element of a simulation is producing as accurate data outputs and cost estimations as possible. Ending with an annual cost overview of lost revenue due to turbine downtime with reliable PBA loss by adding maintenance elements for the day rate of vessels and fuel consumption – then you can start comparing with multiple campaigns for vessel utilization with different weather windows, asset types, number of technicians and so forth. The simulation report might show that transportation costs are a bit higher, but also that the total outputs for annual revenue are better, especially for O&M teams operating on larger modern wind farm projects”, Inge Moy said.
Umoe Mandal’s focus is currently on offshore wind projects in the EMEA region due to higher complexity in markets such as the US with Jones Act legislation. However, the company has a better framework for planning the development of its vessels on a global scale with the new software tool, according to Shoreline.
Umoe Mandal’s Inge Moy said: “Based on the analytics, we see a massive demand for our CTV vessels. Umoe Mandal wants to be the main supplier of zero-emission vessels in the offshore wind market. To support that, Shoreline’s O&M solution can calculate the probability of our vessels going into a specific wind project. We can quickly simulate the outputs that our clients are looking for, which makes it much easier for us to talk about energy output, revenue and lifecycle costs. We haven’t met any energy companies that do not use Shoreline’s software. Therefore, we also work together with them to compare results and do different cases together”.
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