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Vattenfall selects SeaRoc's SeaPlanner system for Kentish Flats Extension project in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 14 January 2015

Vattenfall has selected SeaRoc's SeaPlanner marine monitoring and management system as its marine coordination and management tool for the Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.

Kentish Flats

The web-based system provides personnel and vessel tracking, certification management and document management.

The Vattenfall team will also utilize SeaPlanner's new induction manager module, which enables them to complete their inductions and certifications online before they arrive on site.

Kentish Flats Extension marine coordinator Toby Rayner said: "The SeaPlanner software will limit the amount of vessel downtime by ensuring personnel are ready to go the moment they arrive onsite.

"It was important to us that inductions could be carried out on a pc or mobile device making it accessible to all, especially when working within the offshore sector where desk based PC access is limited."

SeaPlanner system is already in use at Vattenfall's 90MW Kentish Flats wind farm, located off the coast of Kent, England.

The installed capacity of the offshore wind farm is being extended by another 49.5MW.

Vestas will supply, install and commission the offshore turbines for the extension project. The company will also be responsible for the turbine operation and maintenance for a period of five years.

The existing Kentish Flats offshore wind farm commenced operations in September 2005 and permission to extend the wind farm was granted in February 2013.

Main offshore construction works for the extension project are expected to begin in mid-2015.

The wind farm extension project will generate around 150,000GWh a year of energy, which would be enough to power up to 35,000 UK households.

Image: SeaPlanner system is already in use at Vattenfall's 90MW Kentish Flats wind farm, located off the coast of Kent, England. Photo: Courtesy of SeaRoc Group.