CWind Taiwan has adopted Reygar’s advanced remote monitoring system, BareFLEET, onboard its fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTVs).
The BareFLEET system has been connected to each vessel’s existing systems and collects data to track health and performance, informing the crew and operations team of potential maintenance issues before they become serious and result in unscheduled vessel downtime.
Comprehensive monitoring of CTVs also has implications for health and safety, ensuring technicians are fit to work and “time on turbine” is optimised. Specifically, the effective monitoring of critical equipment, vessel motion, weather and sea conditions is essential for ensuring successful personnel transfers and reducing sickness.
This is particularly salient for offshore wind farms such as Formosa 1, located in the Taiwanese Strait. Whilst the area’s high wind speeds mean wind farms in the region are optimally placed for energy generation, the weather conditions can be severe and changeable with a significant risk of tropical storms and monsoons. CWind Taiwan’s decision to install BareFLEET will empower crews and operations teams to make better-informed decisions, based on monitoring turbine transfer stability and ride comfort.
Tom Manning, deputy general manager, CWind Taiwan, said: “Following the highly successful rollout of BareFLEET across our European fleet, we’re delighted to extend the use of the system to our Taiwan fleet including CWind Phantom and CWind Resolution.
“Combining the latest in fully integrated fleet performance monitoring and Reygar’s engineering expertise with our operational expertise, enables us to drive efficiencies and allow data-based decision-making for the benefit of our clients.”
Chris Huxley-Reynard, engineering director, Reygar, explained: “CWind’s decision to bring BareFLEET to the Taiwanese offshore wind sector is evidence of the firm’s market-leading approach to vessel operations. Driving for the highest possible safety and operational standards based on comprehensive data collection – regardless of whether the market is mature or emerging – is a strong step towards building the global consistency needed to support international offshore wind.”