EDF Renewables, an independent power producer, has selected supplier of remote monitoring and reporting platform provider Reygar, to power the establishment of a transparent, data-based approach to efficiency and safety across its operations.
Reygar’s BareFLEET system has now been fully commissioned on an EDF-chartered crew transfer vessel (CTV) working across EDF’s European offshore wind portfolio.
In response to the uptick in demand for support vessels to service Europe’s offshore wind industry, project owners and vessel operators are increasingly committing to working together to ensure that no trip is wasted due to technician sickness or cut short due to mechanical failure. By deploying BareFLEET to collate in-depth health and performance data from across the vessel’s critical equipment, Reygar will provide the CTV operator and EDF with the insight they need to guarantee high levels of safety and vessel availability.
BareFLEET automatically monitors the health and performance of all critical equipment across each vessel, inclusive of engine health, fuel consumption, motion, and impact onto the turbine, transmitting this data to the shore team and relevant stakeholders via the cloud. The crew can also supplement BareFLEET’s digital reporting platform by manually inputting their observations in context, providing full visibility over activity on board the vessel and the factors that influence it.
Chris Huxley-Reynard, managing director, Reygar, said: “Comprehensive data monitoring and reporting has a fundamental role to play in limiting vessel down-time, guaranteeing the maintenance of safe, comfortable conditions for both crew and technicians, and supporting a mutually beneficial relationship between project owner and support vessel operator. By commissioning Reygar, EDF has invested in guaranteeing that the technicians who work on their projects are fit to work on arrival while the CTV operator can deploy this data to ensure vessel availability is maximised, allowing them to take on as many projects as possible.”
James Wilson, area manager, EDF Renewables, said: “EDF is committed to deploying pioneering technology that will power Europe towards the achievement of its renewable energy goals – our partnership with Reygar is therefore a natural next step in that journey. We will be working directly with Reygar to collate enhanced high-frequency motion data for our own in-depth analysis, with the aim of increasing our understanding of how motion affects crew and technician comfort.”