Crew transfer vessel operator will use BareFleet to monitor vessel and onboard system performance and advise offshore windfarm owners
World Marine Offshore (WMO) is investing in digitalisation to monitor health and performance across its fleet of offshore windfarm support vessels by implementing Reygar’s remote monitoring system on its crew transfer vessels (CTVs).
This will generate a better digital image of machinery condition and CTV performance.
It has installed BareFleet on World Mistral, saying this is the first stage in deploying this remote monitoring system across its fleet of nine CTVs.
“It is our ambition to be the most innovative fleet in the industry,” said WMO head of technical operations Jesper Mortensen.
“Reygar’s ability to adapt BareFleet to our specific combination of vessel systems means we have complete awareness of the health and performance of the vessel.”
One of the challenges encountered was ensuring BareFleet could interface with several third-party systems already installed on World Mistral, including the soft bow hydraulic system, fin stabiliser ride control, active ballast system, generator sets, bow thruster, and shore power systems.
BareFleet consolidates the data from these existing systems and transfers it to the vessel’s satellite communications, which transmits the information to shore.
“This platform will ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of our fleet,” said Mr Mortensen. WMO’s fleet includes Swath (small water plane twin hull) design, single-hull, catamaran and hybrid vessels.
World Mistral is a Swath multipurpose offshore support vessel with a trimaran hull and accommodation for 24 passengers. It can remain on station for up to seven days for standby duties or accommodation for technicians.
Reygar engineering director Chris Huxley-Reynard said WMO’s “operations team will be able to optimise [World Mistral’s] performance and schedule maintenance before faults become critical”.
It will also send daily reports to WMO’s client showing crew on board, technician and equipment transfers, fuel bunkering, weather observations, safety checks and drills.
Rival CTV owner, Seacat Services, has implemented BareFleet across its fleet to remotely monitoring vessel performance and equipment condition. Seacat Services managing director Captain Ian Baylis explained to Maritime Digitalisation & Communications the importance of analysing this information. Seacat uses this analysis to improve performance of vessels and crew, conduct predictive maintenance and help its clients improve efficiency of offshore windfarm maintenance.