- Published: 22 June 2015 22 June 2015
ABPmer has launched an on-demand weather downtime service. Developed in conjunction with the offshore wind industry, the new service helps clients make quicker weather dependent decisions by offering 24/7 access to ABPmer’s SEASTATES weather downtime calculator.
A user inputs vessel position, tasks and limiting metocean conditions. Once provided, various weather window statistics are calculated and returned within minutes. The results include: weather downtime and extended task duration at all probability levels, project risk profile, and a breakdown of downtime per task, to enable programme optimisation. All results are provided as both tables of values, and in easy to understand graphics. The statistics are based on ABPmer’s SEASTATES hindcast database which holds validated historic weather data back to 1979 for NW Europe and the Baltic Sea. The calculator can consider any combination of home ports, take into account multi-stage operations with multiple limiting parameters and process any number of scenarios.