A new approach to operations and maintenance in the offshore wind industry is to be launched at Global Offshore Wind
A new approach to operations and maintenance in the offshore wind industry is to be launched at Global Offshore Wind in London.
Sturrock and Robson Group, best known for its work in offshore oil and gas and mining, will be launching a new company, Secorra, on 25 June at the exhibition and conference. It describes Secorra and what it has to offer as “a smart, simple and safe approach to operations and maintenance services for offshore renewable energy.”
Having identified potential for improvement in the way that operations and maintenance (O&M) services are currently conducted, Secorra said it is aiming to optimise the process, providing customers with reduced asset downtime, better value for money, fewer contractual interfaces and improved awareness of the condition of their assets. This will be achieved through ‘sympathetic planning’ to reduce contractor days offshore, intelligently combining services, utilising new technology and providing timely access to report data.
Secorra’s core focus area will be subsea operations and maintenance solutions, providing inspection, corrosion protection, steel and cable services, balance of plant and refit projects.
Sturrock and Robson chief sales officer Moritz Bolle said, “We realise that orchestrating operations and maintenance for offshore windfarms, particularly subsea work, is very demanding and time-consuming for operators and asset managers.
“We want to give our customers more capacity to focus on optimising their assets and reduce the hassle and inefficiency that can come with co-ordinating subcontractors, putting up with sub-par project execution and inadequate reporting.”
Secorra’s approach to O&M combines approaching tasks intelligently, including bundling services where it will maximise value for customers, utilising and developing technology such as machine learning and 3D modelling. Reporting will be swiftly accessible and allow for interactive insights, through a web-based platform.
“By understanding the roots of our customers’ needs and concerns, we are able to construct a smart package of work which delivers real customer value” said Secorra head of sales Neil Carthy.