SeaPlanner, industry-leading marine monitoring and management solution, and part of SeaRoc Group has been selected by E.ON to help manage the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm through its software system.
The SeaPlanner software has been used on the project since April 2013, providing personnel and operations management during the construction phase. This first-hand experience of the Humber Gateway project, combined with SeaPlanner’s extensive industry knowledge that has built up over eight years in offshore renewables, provided E.ON with the ideal solution for managing the operations and maintenance of the project located off the Holderness coast.
SeaPlanner will be providing E.ON’s O&M team with a complete management and monitoring solution, which includes personnel and vessel tracking, certification management and also the latest feature of the software, Induction Manager, which helps minimise cost and administration time for inducting personnel and contractors.
Katie Wright, maintenance coordinator at E.ON’s Humber Gateway Wind Farm, commented: "SeaPlanner has helped us maintain both safety and efficiency. We’ve been impressed with its capabilities and believe it to be a cost-effective solution, making it the preferred choice for the generation phase of Humber Gateway."
This new contract extends SeaPlanner’s presence on E.ON’s sites, having previously been successful under a framework for Humber construction, Amrumbank and Arkona offshore wind farms, E.ON is also currently using the SeaPlanner Spatial database and SeaRoc GIS services at its Robin Rigg and Scroby Sands offshore wind farms – monitoring seabed movements and facilitating data management with the sites OFTOs.
Humber Gateway adds to SeaPlanner’s extensive portfolio of O&M projects which include Thanet, Kentish Flats, Teesside and Dan Tysk offshore wind farms.
About E.ON’s Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm
The Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm began construction in April 2012 and is due to be fully operational this summer, two months ahead of schedule. The 219MW project generated electricity for the first time in February and the final turbine was installed in April. When complete it will provide enough electricity for around 170,000 homes – equivalent to around one and a half times the size of Hull.
SeaPlanner, part of the SeaRoc Group, is an innovative software suite of modular, web-based marine management and monitoring tools, customisable to give clients complete project visibility and control. The system is continuously being developed to meet the changing demands of the industry.
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