Vissim and StormGeo supporting Seagreen

In: Windfarms
14/05/2021
StormGeo and Vissim are together supporting the Seagreen offshore wind project by providing vessel management and weather forecasting services.

In the collaboration between StormGeo and Vissim, live on-site measurement data from Vissim’s wave devices is sent to StormGeo, which then creates live weather forecasts for Vissim’s vessel management system. These forecasts are also funnelled into the metocean forecasting feature within the StormGeo portal.

"StormGeo’s services are an important component in our delivery of consistent, real-time decision support in both construction and operation. Together with planning and analysis tools, real-time decision support underpins Vissim’s mission to provide clients with mastery of the Offshore Wind environment,"
said Nicholas Dent, Managing Director for Global Wind at Vissim.

Dent added: “Vissim has previously worked with StormGeo to deliver working weather predictions across the Offshore Energy sector. We’ve again selected StormGeo as part of our turnkey delivery to the Seagreen Offshore Wind project.

“This collaboration enables us to present live, forecasted weather data in a clear and actionable format within Vissim’s Next Generation operational overview. StormGeo’s services are an important component in our delivery of consistent, real-time decision support in both construction and operation. Together with planning and analysis tools, real-time decision support underpins Vissim’s mission to provide clients with mastery of the Offshore Wind environment.”


The APIs developed for this data sharing are generic and can be used for a wide range of applications.

StormGeo's VP of Offshore, Hogne Folkestad, said: “StormGeo’s flexible weather APIs make it possible for our clients to access weather information from StormGeo not only through our own, comprehensive portal, but also through the tools of our partners. Working with companies like Vissim helps unlock the complete value of accurate weather information to benefit our clients in offshore wind.”

The
Seagreen offshore wind farm is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. It will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the wind farm will be the largest in Scotland. Phase One will feature 114 MHI Vestas V164-10 MW turbines and is expected to provide low carbon energy for more than one million homes. In September 2019, Seagreen secured a 15-year CfD contract awarded by the UK government. SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of the first 1,140 MW phase, supported by Total, and will operate the asset on completion, which is expected in 2022/23.

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