Due to its minimal weight and volume, Vissim’s ATEX radar and ATEX VSAT products was chosen for Equinor’s Njord field in the North Sea. The system integration project successfully passed FAT conducted at Vissim’s premises in Slovakia.
Vissim’s ATEX solutions uses standard components for radar and VSAT which are installed in a pressurized domes, thus providing an explosion safe environment around the equipment. The VSAT dome was Vissim’s first VSAT delivery and compliments Vissim’s existing range of dome products for solid state and magnetron radars of various antenna sizes.
Vissim, provider of marine coordination and communication systems to 25 offshore windfarms, is continuing its push into the digitalisation of marine operations with the roll-out of Offshore Energy Manager.
Bailey Bradley, Operations Director at Lynn and Inner Dowsing, shared his thoughts.
„We’ve been using Vissim’s reliable and dependable people tracking, communication and surveillance systems at LID for seven years. Offshore Energy Manager (OSEM) takes us forward in a huge, but well managed leap, setting us up well for our ongoing and future operational needs – so much so that we’ve committed to a long, multiyear contract, with the clear intention to continue our excellent relationship, hopefully for the life of the asset.“
The tangible benefits of Offshore Energy Manager are already making themselves apparent. According to Bradley
„With OSEM we have been able to streamline the induction process, monitoring, reporting and planning of some offshore operations – sharing the software platform with our contractors, but retaining the required level of control.”
Nick Dent, Managing Director of Vissim’s Offshore Wind business commented
„XCECO have embraced the collaborative capabilities of OSEM. It’s great to see clients who have helped us to shape new system functionality benefit from their input. We’re determined to continue to innovate, to listen, and to realise the opportunities of digitalisation in the field of offshore energy marine operations.“
Vissim AS has been awarded a contract to deliver its latest generation Vessel Traffic Management System to Aker Solutions for the Maersk Inspirer rig. The system integration contract includes Vissim’s Oil Spill Detection, using the smart radar concept, and integrated CCTV Module. The light weight ATEX radar dome enables a cost efficient radar solution in EX zone 1.
The integration of radar, voice communications, and vessel tracking sensors provides rig operators a seamless anti-collision, safety, and communication system. Vissim’s Oil Spill Detection module will further supplement operators environmental and situational awareness around the rig. Vissim’s proprietary software will leverage a combination of radar video and thermal camera imagery to allow operators to detect, track, and monitor any potential oil spills or leakage. Thermal cameras can similarly track vessels or targets whose position is provided by other sensor feeds. All of Vissim systems are designed to exceed relevant Norwegian and International standards for offshore oil and gas operations.
Statoil has awarded Vissim AS a contract for a sea surveillance system to be installed on the Johan Castberg FPSO.
The contract includes ATEX certified radar domes and software for sea surveillance and radio communications around the FPSO.
‘’This contract reflects Vissim’s strong market position on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) as well as the good collaboration Vissim has had with Statoil in previous projects in the North Sea. We look forward to leveraging our experience and expertise in delivering the Johan Castberg project’’ says CEO of Vissim, Per Arne Henæs.
Vissim will deliver and integrate Radar, AIS, and VHF systems which will further be integrated into Statoil’s marine surveillance center in Bergen. This center provides similar surveillance for all Statoil assets on the NCS.
The project will be delivered from Vissim’s offices in Norway and Slovakia in 2018.
Regional route Sharing made possible in Baltic Sea using Vissim System and EfficienSea2 Project
Maritime digitalization carried out in the European project EfficienSea2 has enabled effective route sharing between different VTS systems in the Baltic Sea. It has the potential to drastically cut the reporting effort for the ship’s crew, while offering authorities a better ability to ensure safe traffic at sea.
Vissim has today become an Associated Partner in the STM Validation Project. Vissim acknowledges the STM project as a natural extension of the EfficienSea2 project, where Vissim has delivered a successful pilot for enabling of effective route sharing between different VTS systems in the Baltic. This pilot has proved the technology which potentially can drastically cut reporting for the ship’s crew, while offering authorities better ability of ensuring safe traffic at sea.
Vissim recognizes the STM project as an important research arena for the continued development of the Vissim solutions and looks forward to new challenges.
More about STM project: http://stmvalidation.eu/about-stm
Vissim has been awarded a contract for an AIS-based system by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). The turnkey project involves an enablement and training package for local personnel. The canal is approximately 100km long and has between 60 and 90 ships passing through it per day, making it a major traffic hotspot. The system will be operational within six months and is valued at approximately $500,000 excluding add-ons.
– This has been a great win for the company, adding to our existing projects in Egypt and it shows the continued success of our Middle East operations. I believe SCA has chosen the most proven and reliable system for managing such situations, stated Per Arne Henæs (Vissim’s CEO).
The system uses Vissim’s standard proprietary Vessel Traffic Management System technologies for offshore operations and asset protection.
The Marine Department of Thailand in Q1 2017 awarded a contract for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system covering the upper Gulf of Thailand. The total project value is in the region of 77 million NOK (310 million THB).
Vissim has completed the integration of the Vessel Traffic Management System with the existing phase one infrastructure using project management personnel based at Vissim’s headquarter in Horten, Norway. Achievement of this milestone is part of the second phase, for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system for five sites and a control centre.
– Much credit is due to the professionalism and responsiveness of the personnel at Marine Department of Thailand. This coupled with Vissim’s customer-centric attitude and over 30 years of experience in the field delivering more than 220 projects globally, allows us to achieve such milestones within budget and on time while maintaining our number one objective, which is to ensure customer satisfaction, says Håvard Odden VP of sales and marketing of Vissim.
The Marine Department of Thailand in Q1 2017 awarded a contract for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system covering the upper Gulf of Thailand. The total project value is in the region of 77 million NOK (310 million THB). This makes it Vissim’s largest contract in the region to date.
– After a thorough tendering process, we are very pleased that the Marine Department has chosen us for this project. This award cements Vissim as the leading provider of Offshore Vessel Traffic Management and Logistic Systems within the South East Asian region and it shows that our international expansion strategy has succeeded, says Per Arne Henæs, CEO of Vissim.
The contract encompasses the second phase of the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system and includes five sites and a control centre, including integration with the existing phase one infrastructure. The scope of delivery includes the vessel traffic management, the port system, traffic analysis and training simulators.
Contract delivery will commence immediately and Vissim will provide both hardware and software for the installation, as well as engineering and project management. Research and Development, engineering and project management will be based at Vissim’s headquarter in Horten, Norway, while additional services will be provided on-site.
Vissim is pleased to announce that it has secured two contracts for the start of 2017; one domestically and the other internationally. The first is for Deepsea Stavanger with Odfjell in the North Sea Continental Shell and it will be incorporated into Statoil marine’s vessel traffic centre in Norway, which uses Vissim’s solution. The second is in Qatar with Qatar Petroleum and is for an upgrade to a pre-existing system at Messaid Port.
“I am very pleased with our progress for the start of this year. We are beginning to see a recovery in all sectors and I hope to be able to announce additional news in due course”, stated Per Arne Henæs.
Both systems use Vissim’s standard proprietary Vessel Traffic Management System technologies for offshore operations and asset protection.