Prysmian to use JFMS' Mermaid system
Prysmian has adopted James
Fisher Marine Services' (JFMS) Mermaid system to assess weather risk
and accurately plan its various installation projects.
Mermaid is designed to increase understanding of the impact of weather
and tidal forces by accurately simulating marine operations against historical
data. As weather and sea conditions are often harsh, identifying opportunities
to carry out offshore work and potential bottlenecks can be difficult.
These assessments are expected to enable better planning.
Andrew Ross, Prysmian's Installation Engineer, said: “Studying potential
weather downtime for numerous scenarios at tender stage is becoming increasingly
time consuming. Being able to optimise installation solutions including
numerous activities simultaneously provides huge time savings in our tendering
resource. Mermaid assists with investigating multiple solutions and
scenarios, allowing an improved assessment of the potential future risk
to Prysmian, the client and the project.”
Adam Leonard-Williams, marine operations consultant at JFMS, said: “We’re
absolutely delighted to add Prysmian to our ever-growing Mermaid user group.
It’s been an interesting journey helping them discover how Mermaid can
be best used for operations such as large cable installation jobs and long
transits. I am looking forward to supporting Andrew and his colleagues
get the very best out of the software and it shows how Mermaid can be used
for a really wide range of offshore operations; We can now add cable installation
engineers to wind farm developers, geotechnical and survey, tidal and wave