Offshore support vessel owner North Sea Shipping is leading the field in predictive analytics through an agreement with Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor
It has signed a contract covering technical support and predictive analysis on the cranes on its large subsea construction vessel, North Sea Giant.
MacGregor has gained a five-year contract to use its OnWatch Scout Predict analytics tools on North Sea Giant. This contract has been booked into Cargotec’s Q4 2020 order intake.
North Sea Shipping intends to install and test this system on its 153.6-m vessel during December and January 2021 in Norway using OnWatch Scout Predict to achieve efficiency gains, greater reliability and improved performance.
“It is all about capacity and operational uptime 24/7,” said North Sea Shipping technical manager Henning Revne. “This technology will make a difference both for our clients and crew. We are very much looking forward to starting up in January 2021.”
OnWatch Scout uses machine learning models to detect potential problems and enables North Sea Shipping to address them before failures occur.
The system will guide technical crew through troubleshooting measures and on board repairs while North Sea Giant remains in operation.
“This OnWatch Scout agreement will further assist in optimising their daily operations,” said MacGregor senior vice president for global services John Carnall.
MacGregor supplied two active heave compensated offshore cranes for North Sea Giant; a knuckle boom midship crane with capacity for 400 tonnes on a single line wire of 3,000 m and an aft crane with 50 tonnes of capacity and 2,000 m of wire.
This ship operates in harsh sea conditions in northern Europe. It can be used for subsea construction, pipe laying, well intervention, cable laying, ROV support, subsea maintenance and repair and walk-to-work operations.
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