Prysmian gets JFMS software to reduce weather risk in offshore ops

Prysmian Group has added James Fisher Marine Services’ Mermaid software to its portfolio to reduce weather risk and optimise offshore operations.

Prysmian will use Mermaid to assess weather risk and accurately plan its various worldwide installation projects, supporting enhanced decision-making in the early planning stages that will lead to significant long-term cost savings.

Andrew Ross, Prysmian installation engineer, said: “Studying potential weather downtime for numerous scenarios at tender stage is becoming increasing time consuming. Being able to optimise installation solutions including numerous activities simultaneously provides huge time savings in our tendering resource. Mermaid assists with investigating multiple solutions and scenarios, allowing an improved assessment of the potential future risk to Prysmian, the client and the project.”

Mermaid increases understanding of the impact of weather and tidal forces by accurately simulating marine operations against historical data.

Adam Leonard-Williams, marine operations consultant at JFMS, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to add Prysmian to our ever-growing Mermaid user group. It’s been an interesting journey helping them discover how Mermaid can be best used for operations such as large cable installation jobs and long transits. I am looking forward to supporting Andrew and his colleagues get the very best out of the software and it shows how Mermaid can be used for a really wide range of offshore operations; We can now add cable installation engineers to wind farm developers, geotechnical and survey, tidal and wave energy developers.

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