The marine consultancy and contracting company SeaRoc has secured a contract to supply its marine management system SeaPlanner to support the construction of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.
The deal comes as part of SeaRoc’s strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC), which is delivering marine coordination services for the 120MW project, said a release from SeaRoc, part of Fred. Olsen Ltd.
SMC will be responsible for managing all operational marine coordination activities during construction of the 20 6MW turbine wind farm, and will utilise the full capabilities of the SeaPlanner system to manage the safety and efficiency of the work.
"This includes inductions of all working personnel, management of personnel certification, live vessel, personnel and asset tracking, controlling access restrictions, Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS) management, Permit to Work and Transfer of Control," it said.
Also working with the two companies and in alignment with their commitment to promoting local content, MDS, a local communications specialist, will be utilised to provide expert support to the operation.
MDS have great experience in delivering communications, coastal radars surveillance and spectrum monitoring & DF solutions in-country, having previously delivered systems integration and services to the Taiwanese military, rail network, public safety (police & firefighter) and coastguard, amongst others.
Steve Pears, Managing Director for SeaPlanner said: “SeaPlanner is currently employed on a significant percentage of the world’s offshore wind turbines and we are pleased to extend our coverage and support SMC on this milestone project, representing the first formal Marine Coordination contract undertaken in Taiwan.”