Marine coordination is necessary to manage heightened marine traffic as well as multi-vessel activity on an offshore construction site.
What it costs
About £210,000 for a 450 MW floating offshore wind farm.
Who supplies them
Marine coordination is usually carried out by the developer or a subcontractor.
Suppliers of marine coordination: Asco, James Fisher Marine Services, Royal Dirkzwager, SeaRenergy, SeaRoc, Specialist Marine Consultants, Systematic, VisSim and WindandWater.
A marine coordinator, usually located at the base harbour or operations base, is responsible for the coordination, control and exchange of information between all contractors working on the site. A marine management software system is used to plan and monitor vessel and personnel movements.
The main tasks of the marine coordinator include:
- Monitoring all vessel and personnel movement (as well as helicopter) from, to and inside the offshore wind farm perimeter
- Ensuring no conflict from simultaneous operations
- Ensuring the authorisation and access of appointed persons on the site, and
- Communicating with all vessels and helicopters.