SeaPlanner to Support Formosa 1 OWF Ops

SeaPlanner has been selected to support the construction of Formosa 1 offshore wind farm phase 2, as part of the SeaRoc’s strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) who are contracted for delivery of marine coordination services for the 120MW project.

SMC will be responsible for managing all operational marine coordination activities during construction of the 20 6MW turbine wind farm, and will utilise the full capabilities of the SeaPlanner system to manage the safety and efficiency of the work.

This includes inductions of all working personnel, management of personnel certification, live vessel, personnel and asset tracking, controlling access restrictions, Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS) management, Permit to Work and Transfer of Control.

Also working with the two companies and in alignment with their commitment to promoting local content, MDS, a local communications specialist, will be utilised to provide expert support to the operation. MDS have great experience in delivering communications, coastal radars surveillance and spectrum monitoring & DF solutions in-country, having previously delivered systems integration and services to the Taiwanese military, rail network, public safety (police & firefighter) and coastguard, amongst others.

Steve Pears, managing director for SeaPlanner, said: “SeaPlanner is currently employed on a significant percentage of the world’s offshore wind turbines and we are pleased to extend our coverage and support SMC on this milestone project, representing the first formal Marine Coordination contract undertaken in Taiwan.”

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