- Published: 26 September 2023 26 September 2023
Rutter and Ørsted have announced a partnership aimed at improving the safe transfer of personnel to offshore wind turbines using Rutter’s Wave prediction technology.
Under the partnership, Ørsted will deploy the wave prediction technology, sigma S6 WaveSignal, to selected CTVs worldwide within their contracted fleet. The system processes data from on-board navigation radars to predict incoming waves up to 180 seconds in advance of vessel encounter. The system’s primary function is wave prediction, which indicates to the crew if there are swells that will develop above safe operating limits during a transfer. Allowing crews to know in advance how waves will impact their transfer enabling them to make informed and safe decisions. The system has been in trials with Ørsted since 2021 and these trial systems have now gone into normal daily use. Initial trials began onboard a 27-meter CTV in the Walney Extension Windfarm and later deployed to a total of five Ørsted CTVs for a 12 month trial. Deployment to the contracted fleet will commence throughout 2023. As part of this agreement, Rutter and Ørsted are continuing to advance the research of radar wave prediction in offshore wind park construction and operations.