Plan and optimise installation and O&M strategies
The Gamer Mode is advanced computer software used to simulate marine construction, port and/or O&M operations in a virtual world.
It represents, in detail all of the operations that are required, their interdependencies, and associated metocean affects (e.g. weather downtime).
It does this by simulating how the operations would have “played out” if it they been undertaken last year, or the year before, or over many historical years. These “gaming” simulations - so called because they are executed in a virtual, game like manner - are done by using historical metocean data (from hindcast models or observations) and algorithms to represent the operations, their costs, and their dependencies on weather and sea-state conditions.
By running many hundreds or thousands of simulations, the Gamer Mode produces a robust statistical evidence base upon which to inform decision making.
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Compute robust weather downtime estimates. Find out where you can save time and money.
Optimise tactics during the planning phase, making tenders more competitive, strategies more effective.
Monitor project progress during operation to anticipate programme slippages and find solutions.
Simulate the construction of complex marine engineering projects, and O&M operations, in a virtual world. See how operations would have played out if you had done them last year, or the year before that, or over many historical years. This information provides good insight into the likely outcomes of when you get in the water.
Play it out
Compare the merits of different construction and O&M strategies. Compare the impacts of using different vessels, ports, equipment or chartering options. By exploring different strategies, you can optimise your tactics, minimising programme and cost risks.
This feature allows vessels to communicate with one another so they can work in parallel on common tasks with shared facilities. E.g. it can be used to: evaluate the optimal distribution of installations to be carried out by different vessels; and to represent interruptions in terms of berthing restrictions, marine traffic and environmental restrictions that occur when multiple vessels are in operation.
Optimise vessel movements
Generate robust estimates of downtime for tendering or for designing detailed construction programmes. Compile datailed project Gantt charts, showing the expected duration for each operation, its associated downtime and the overall project duration. Input directly to P6 or Primavera.
Plan your operations
The Gamer Mode’s unique ‘Root Cause’ analysis module highlights the top contributors to downtime. It uses this information to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative approaches or equipment, providing you insight into where and how you can save money.
Generate daily/weekly/monthly/yearly projections of project progress. The software is run to re-project the schedule based on the progress made to date and known operational constraints. This analysis allows users to continually monitor progress and anticipate any programme slippages well in advance; thereby allowing mitigation strategies to be put in place. Watch our demo.