Two industry partners are joining together to create a new simulator system for the UK’s floating offshore wind sector
Source: Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg’s K-Sim DP will be used to simulate, test and optimise flaoting offshore wind projects
Kongsberg Digital and the UK’s University of Plymouth are combining simulator technology and R&D expertise to provide offshore wind project teams and crew with facilities to verify, test and optimise floating offshore wind projects.
“This simulator could be a game-changer in the future deployment of floating offshore wind technology. As the sector expands, we need to develop innovative and effective ways of installing the technology in new and challenging environments,” said Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Professor of Ocean Engineering and director of the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub
”I believe our partnership with Kongsberg and the opportunity to learn from their experience and expertise can make significant strides in helping us to achieve that.”
Vital to this project is a state-of-the-art Kongsberg Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator, which will soon be installed at the university’s campus.
The K-Sim DP simulator is built on the Kongsberg DP technology and will allow for thorough studies, mission planning, training and assessment of crew, where various challenging scenarios can be evaluated and optimised in a safe environment.
K-Sim DP will be used to simulate, test and optimise marine operations throughout the lifecycle of FLOW installations. This will provide key insights into solutions that will increase efficiency in both installations and operational maintenance, increasing safety and cost-effectiveness for the companies involved.