METIS adds SOV analytics to software range

Maritime software provider METIS has completed a collaborative project on fleet performance optimisation with offshore service provider ESVAGT, which will see the company add new applications for Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to its portfolio.

An SOV can fulfil multiple roles – as transport ship, accommodation vessel, warehouse and workshop – presenting a challenge when it comes to assessing overall efficiency. Leveraging ESVAGT’s data, METIS utilised its high-frequency data acquisition systems and analytics to organise the information available and try to create transparency in the performance of SOVs.

METIS says it has now developed a method of visualising SOV operations that correlates the full range of vessel activities to fuel efficiency and emissions in the context of a five-day forecast for weather conditions.

Features include total fuel oil consumption by activity across multiple scenarios, including transit, personnel transfer and time-in-port, taking different weather conditions into account. The improved software functionality also introduces more transparency in dynamic positioning (DP) operations.

“The new functionality supports better voyage planning and performance at sea during the key tasks which define SOV utilisation,” said Kristian Ole Jakobsen, DCEO, ESVAGT.

“In doing so AI-based analytics is helping vessel operators to contribute to a more efficient and sustainable offshore wind industry.”

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