Offshore wind logistics

Systems Navigator specializes in delivering model based planning services and solutions in order to minimize, control or mitigate the cost intensive operations, resources and significant risks. We help investors make reliable investments, operators and developers to design sound project planning, and EPCI contractors to prepare the best and most cost efficient bid.

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Our simulation technology

Our simulation models enable designing reliable planning strategies in the offshore wind industry. These models assist investors, operators, developers and contractors in gaining an understanding of risks in the project, plan projects better and react quickly to changes.

 

Our consultants are equipped with the right skills and toolset to enhance your project planning. Synergy is reached by combining the in depth process knowledge of our customers with the planning assessment methodologies used by Systems Navigator consultants, resulting in robust and agile planning strategies.

Eowin: Fully featured weather risk planning solution

Design a robust installation strategy and project planning using advanced planning features available in Eowin, to be able to cope with weather risks in the offshore wind installation project. Eowin utilizes simulation technology to deliver the most reliable weather analysis available based on hind cast weather data.

Evaluate project decisions such as vessel selection, installation cycles, campaign start dates, installation milestones etc. to minimize CapEx and OpEx while guaranteeing first power dates are being met. Export your weather risk based planning for operational use in your project planning and communication towards clients and contractors.

LISA: Supply chain solution for integrated project planning

Project planning of offshore wind installation projects is not only complex because of the weather risks involved. Other factors can significantly impact project planning, such as tide, current, locks, the availability of cranes, SPMTs, quaysides, ships, barges, plugs etc. All operations throughout the supply chain from fabrication yard to installation site have to be perfectly aligned to make sure the project plan is robust enough to cope with unplanned situations and the project is still delivered on time.

LISA delivers all the features required to design a realistic and sound project plan while including all interrelated (sub) systems in the project supply chain. This solution can be used during all phases of the installation project including the operational phase to support operational decision making. Analyze the impact of changes in the project and anticipate proactively towards these changes to ensure on time completion.

LISA is available as a SaaS solution and enables visual presentation of the project planning in an interactive map through your internet browser. Project planning runs can be forwarded and re-winded to any point in time to evaluate the status of the project at any location in the network.

O&M strategy design solution

An important element to be taken into account while designing Offshore Wind farms is the cost of operations and maintenance (O&M) . The majority of the maintenance tasks is related to the turbine and requires technicians and/or jackup vessels for preventive and corrective maintenance. Designing an O&M Strategy which includes the number of resources, the allocation strategy and the maintenance planning is not the only part impacting the final cost of O&M. The wind turbine generators (WTG) to be chosen in the project, including their individual parts, will have a substantial impact on the required maintenance activities throughout the operational period. Hence evaluating the different WTG options in relation to O&M cost is important to minimize the levelized cost of energy.

The O&M solution used by Systems Navigator helps customers to select the best WTG option based on the WTG part failure characteristics and enables designing an O&M strategy that delivers highest revenues. Performance of an O&M strategy is measured over a defined period of time and is based on three main components: O&M cost, Power generation, and Planning robustness. Threshold values for maintenance activities can be applied and tested to avoid maintenance activities taking place during peak generation periods. Planning robustness provides a unique understanding of the maintenance planning and the chance that it can be completed in the defined O&M season, given the weather conditions at the project location.

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