Advances in Offshore Planning with SeaPlanner™ and ForeCoast® Marine Integration

SeaRoc Group and JBA Consulting have announced the integration of JBA's innovative metocean risk management software - ForeCoast® Marine – with SeaRoc's SeaPlanner™ marine management, providing enhanced tools for planning works offshore.

Cutting edge metocean risk management

Through the integration of ForeCoast® Marine, the SeaPlanner system will provide a cutting-edge metocean risk management feature for accessing and viewing metocean data from various sources. It will optimise the timing and sequencing of operations to minimise weather downtime, for quantifying the knock-on effects of metocean delays, and for generating simple and informative reports that can be shared with the supply chain in just a few clicks.

“The integration of ForeCoast® Marine enables a completely new function to the existing planning features of the SeaPlanner system”, said Steve Pears, Managing Director at SeaRoc Group. “Not only can clients effectively manage their transfer plans with vessel availability, records of tasks to be carried out and availability of trained personnel, but with the ForeCoast® Marine integration it is now possible to include availability of weather and metocean windows for the transits to take place – potentially saving thousands and ensuring operational optimisation at all times. This additional functionality allows SeaPlanner clients to plan all types of vessel activity, taking into consideration, weather and metocean forecasts.”

SeaPlanner provides advanced personnel and operational planning tools for large scale projects, enabling you to plan and monitor operations, using a controlled, compliant and auditable method. The software features a range of tools for ensuring the safety of personnel and the efficient running of the project, including inductions, certification management, personnel and asset tracking, manifesting and access control. New for 2018 - RAMS and Permit to Work functionality, provides a complete audit trail of the contractor’s journey throughout the project.

Integrated system

“We are delighted to partner with SeaRoc Group to enhance the services that we can offer to our clients. Collaboration has been central to the successful development of ForeCoast® Marine and our partnership with SeaRoc Group is a prime example of this, demonstrating that a whole integrated system is greater than the sum of its parts”, Dr Mark Lawless, JBA Director said. Weather downtime costs many millions of pounds during the construction of a windfarm, and during the life of its operations. ForeCoast® Marine helps to reduce these costs through more efficient and informed planning and through a direct reduction in vessel downtime costs.”

Notes to editors:

Media contacts:

Sarah Simmons, Marketing Manager, SeaRoc Group 01243 816606 | sarah.simmons@searoc.com (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) For more information visit www.searoc.com

Joanne Woodhouse, Marketing Manager, JBA Consulting

01756 799919 | joanne.woodhouse@jbaconsulting.com (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)

SeaRoc Group:

Formed in 2002, SeaRoc Group has over a decade of experience in offshore renewable energy. SeaRoc has an extensive worldwide project portfolio, adopting a full lifecycle approach to projects from design, through construction and into decommissioning, specialising in HSEQ support and GIS data management services. In 2006 the company went on to develop, SeaPlanner, industry leading software that provides the tools for the safe and efficient management of projects offshore. Features include personnel tracking, access control, vessel tracking, induction management, HSE risk management, transfer planning as well as managing offshore certification and documentation.

ForeCoast® Marine:

ForeCoast® Marine is owned and developed by engineering and scientific consultancy firm, JBA Consulting. The software is an advanced metocean risk management tool, enabling weather downtime strategies to be optimised throughout the lifetime of a marine construction or offshore energy project. The system can be used to:

  • Generate robust estimates of weather downtime for complex multi-streamed projects;

  • Optimise construction and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) strategies to mitigate weather downtime and reduce costs and programmes;

  • Manage and track live weather risks using advanced weather forecasting and decision support tools;

  • Demonstrate proactive risk management to clients, financiers and insurers.

For more information visit www.forecoastmarine.com

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