Modelling wind farm installation in US waters

As the offshore wind industry gathers pace in US waters, we thought it would be a good time to illustrate the importance of simulating complex installation schedules to support efficient offshore planning.

It is common knowledge to the industry that US regulations mean that the installation of wind farms in US waters are restricted in their use of foreign vessels.  In particular, the ‘Jones Act’ dictates that vessels transporting goods between two US locations need to be US built, flagged and owned.  Read more >

Mermaid 2019 Upgrades

The past month has seen two significant software updates to Mermaid.  This article introduces these updates and explains what benefits they bring the user. If you’re not a current user and would like to know more, then try a free trial –  Get in touch!

Metocean Climatology Statistics Module

This significant upgrade of Mermaid sees the introduction of the Metocean Climatology Module and makes Mermaid one of the most diverse and comprehensive weather planning tools available.

It provides the options to generate both simple climatology statistics and complex simulations of marine operations together with a free metocean database. Read more >

Time series variability blog

How do different aspects of the input metocean data affect Mermaid results?

There are a range of sources of variability when it comes to putting together a Mermaid analysis, and they can all affect the output statistics to various degrees.  It could be subtle changes such as weather thresholds, task durations or the level of suspendability; or more strategic changes such as vessel and port choice.  But that’s what Mermaid is designed for, for you to be able to tweak and optimise your operation to minimise the weather risk. Read more >