Service Operation Vessels are used for installation and maintenance activities on offshore wind turbines. These vessels are typically equipped with large Dynamic Positioning systems and motion compensated gangways and cranes so they can work in challenging sea conditions.
Energy can be reduced by smart interaction between multiple onboard control systems. For example, by relaxing the DP stiffness and fully using the gangway’s capabilities can significantly improve fuel consumption. Apart from direct fuel savings by smarter system control, downtime can be reduced by improving planning and decision support, which is based on accurately predicted ship motions.