As the first phase of offshore construction of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm drew to a close earlier this month, risk management specialists at JBA Consulting have been reflecting on the successful application of their metocean planning and forecasting software, ForeCoast® Marine, to the project. Following an initial foundation construction campaign between January and March 2016, which was heavily affected by adverse weather early on, and a planned suspension of works due to the black bream spawning season, the installation of the foundations recommenced in July. During this second campaign, JBA was commissioned to apply its ForeCoast® Marine software to help make strategic decisions with
We are delighted to announce the addition of the “Dynamic Downtime Forecaster” feature to the ForeCoast® Marine Mission Planner mode. In essence, this innovative new feature allows you to forecast the downtime associated with your upcoming operations. This is achieved using innovate algorithms, which compare the individual metocean limits of each operation with the latest forecasts. A range of potential start times can then be evaluated and compared, providing you with valuable insight for scheduling your operations. For more information on how ForeCoast® Marine can be used to forecast your downtime and optimise your scheduling, please contact Richard Lines.
With two weeks to go, JBA Consulting is gearing up for the 10th Annual Tidal Energy Summit and Offshore Wind Europe conference and exhibition. This year, the two conferences will be co-located at the Novotel London West hotel in central London. The event, which takes place over three days (21st and 23rd November), will be attended by speakers, exhibitors and delegates from across the tidal and offshore wind sectors. Conference sessions will cover the latest industry insights into areas including: global project developments, construction contract strategy, risk and contractual management, O&M vessels, cable installation and project finance. During the event, JBA Director Mark Lawless and Me