Bluewater contracted MARIN for the installation of an Advisory Hull Monitoring System (AHMS) on board the Aoka Mizu FPSO last December. The addition of this FPSO extends the fleet participating in the second phase of the Monitas Group project to seven FPSOs.
In 2006 the Monitas JIP was initiated by more than 15 companies, including the oil majors and classification societies. The project succeeded in developing an AHMS that not only shows the consumed fatigue but also visualises and explains potential deviations from design predictions. Within the JIP the system was installed and successfully validated for both the Glas DowrFPSO (Bluewater) and the USAN FPSO (Total).