Offshore wind is rarely plain sailing
Planning an entire offshore wind project is hard work. To help make the right decisions, you need a partner who is dedicated to offshore wind – and who has a proven track record in planning hundreds of successful installations. You need A2Sea.
Our project teams are the most experienced in the industry and consist of specialists from many different backgrounds. They appreciate the complexities of working in difficult offshore conditions and have the know-how to successfully bring projects to life.
This deep expertise has been the basis for a project planning manual system for the offshore wind industry that is widely accepted by marine warranty surveyors, classification companies and authorities, ensuring swift, consistent and quality project planning for any offshore wind project.
Behind all successful offshore installations there’s a good project team
Our project teams have an unmatched track record when it comes to successful offshore installation. We manage all projects according to a proven QA model with processes in place that ensure high and consistent quality and meet all documentation requirements. Project groups include all relevant competencies: Project, Engineering, Vessel and Administration with services that cover the entire project life cycle including:
- Extensive HSEQ project planning
- Design services
- Project-specific engineering
- Integrated project management
- Final documentation
During the planning phase, our project management team analyses the project carefully to reveal any potential problems. We also take care of interphase issues between vessel, installation and project both before and during the execution. By working closely with clients, crew and other involved parties, we can minimise both project and vessel downtime.
Check our impressive track record of on-time, on-budget deliveries here.
The right equipment and methods for each job
Any offshore installation job requires thorough and detailed project assessments. Having managed the installation of more than 1,600 offshore turbines, our professional team understands all the factors that can influence the success of a project. When carrying out assessments, we draw upon both established theory and our extensive experience. Assessment work is carried out at progressively more detailed planning levels. Assessments we carry out include:
- Site information
- MET ocean data
- Customer requirements
- Vessel analysis
- Crane analysis
- Statutory requirements
- Marine warranty requirements
- Soil data analysis
- Risk analysis
- Harbour information
Close monitoring, excellent communication
Offshore wind installation projects are highly sensitive to delays, such as those caused by weather. This makes project execution and performance ‘as planned’ vital for any project. Our project group, headed by the Project Manager and Vessel Superintendant, monitors projects around the clock 365 days a year to ensure projects are delivered as planned in a safe working environment.
We do not accept technical down time and do everything we can to minimise any potential risk to the execution of the project. By staying in close communication with our back office and vessels department, we keep up to date with latest developments and can keep clients informed – both when projects are running on schedule and also if delays look likely.
Project execution strategy can vary from project to project according to the client’s overall project strategy but we always follow a base strategy that follows the points listed below:
- Safety first – Zero Harm
- Deliver on time
- Deliver on budget
- Open communication with all stakeholders
Looking to the past for future success
We have been in this industry for over a decade and pioneered many of the techniques and methods currently used. Our ways of working have set standards for best practice and are now applied to many offshore wind installations.
We strongly believe in ‘Best practice’ in both project management and vessel operation and systematically collect experience and lessons learned. This is used to identify project issues so we can train our staff in current best practice and communicate new knowledge to customers. In this way we can continuously improve how we work and bring more value to future projects.