MaREI’s Marine Operations, Maintenance & Management capabilities focus on fundamental issues relating to the maintenance and management of marine and renewable energy installations, together with their ongoing operations. This includes aspects such as marine logistics, marine communications and remote presence monitoring to facilitate increased automation of inspection and intervention activities, which are essential in appropriately maintaining and operation such installations. The Marine Operations, Maintenance & Management team work closely with the Ocean Observation, Earth Observation, and Field Robotics teams to provide a holistic and integrated approach to the optimisation and advancement of MaREI’s Observation & Operations objectives. Key Marine Operations, Maintenance & Management focus areas include:
- Marine Logistics: Improving the safety and economics of access to offshore marine and renewable energy installations for support vessels by developing vessel positioning systems
- Supply Chain: Analysis of supply chain requirements for material/people flows through the network for marine and renewable energy installations
- Intervention: Maintenance and management of marine and renewable energy installations, outlined in further detail under Field Robotics, Ocean Observation and Structural Systems.
Higher degrees of automation with regard to inspection and intervention will be necessary in order to achieve reductions in cost, with the associated systems being required to operate in challenging conditions, comprising both strong current and wave regimes, and hence conventional systems used in oil and gas applications are likely to be inadequate. For more information relating to MaREI’s ‘Marine Operations, Maintenance & Management’ capabilities, please contact one of the team members below, or visit the following link.