Provider of integrated offshore wind solutions Cwind has adopted CrewSmart’s advanced management support service across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and team of offshore wind technicians to transform its fleet and crew management, bringing about substantial operational efficiency.
CWind Phantom CTV - Courtesy of CWind
CWind is part of the Global Marine Group (GMG) and is a leading provider of topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utilities market. The cloud-based CrewSmart system provides CWind with comprehensive control over personnel and fleet administration, optimising the overall efficiency of the operations team.
In a rapidly expanding offshore wind market, the availability of specialist CTVs, manned with highly skilled technicians and crew, is critical for delivering projects to schedule, and ensuring that they continue to operate to their full potential over the long-term. As new projects come online globally, vessel demand has spiked, with pressure on service providers to deliver reliable, round-the-clock logistical support and maintenance.
CrewSmart’s cloud-based system provides an end-to-end management platform, enhancing CWind’s ability to deliver against the key metrics of vessel availability and ‘time on turbine’ for technicians. CWind now has quick and efficient access to essential information for CTV fleet, crew and technician requirements, including personnel records, operational data, and commercial and financial information. The system provides a single management platform that integrates directly with other mission-critical software tools and has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform, BareFLEET, providing CWind with a single point of access to all performance data from across the fleet.
Working closely with CWind, CrewSmart has developed a bespoke inventory management module and near-field communication (NFC) system, designed to support the Company with maintaining an accurate inventory of all critical components, tools, spares, and personal protective equipment (PPE); critical to ensuring the highest possible standards of safety and technical availability.
Through ongoing consultancy, and adapting the system to CWind’s specific requirements, CrewSmart has supported the business to reduce administrative challenges, and increase the focus placed on successfully delivering projects for offshore wind developers, owners and contractors.
“Investing in digital CrewSmart technology provides distinct advantages for CWind’s fleet and operations team” said Joshua Brennan, CWind Director of Operations. “As a result, we are ensuring that we can continue to deliver excellent service to our offshore wind clients, globally.”