ABPmer has launched Version 2 of its weather downtime calculator. The updated service now has wider application across the offshore wind, subsea cable and oil/gas sectors.
In 2015 ABPmer launched the express service that provided offshore contractors with direct access to the tool and its global hindcast database. The upgrades to the express service include:
- allowing for specifying tasks that are ‘interruptible’ during the working schedule
- providing additional information about partial completion of the whole operation, including Gantt charts showing the progress of the operations including weather downtime per task
- enabling the use of externally supplied data to be used in the tool for calculations
- adding more detail to the specification of input parameters, i.e. more detail about the wind speed or wave period