Provider of remote monitoring and reporting platforms to the offshore wind industry Reygar has partnered with CrewSmart to provide an integrated system for High Speed Transfers (HST) an established Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) operator.
Courtesy of High Speed Transfers
Vessel operators are investing in expanding their fleet and operational capabilities in response to increased demand for CTVs to meet Europe’s burgeoning offshore wind capacity. Central to facilitating this rapid expansion is the extent to which these vessel operators are able to digitalise their operations.
BareFLEET and CrewSmart’s integrated reporting function also supports HST’s aim to be as open and communicative as possible with its clients, a positive relationship building exercise that the firm believes is key to its ongoing success.
“HST has commissioned an integrated system to deliver complete oversight over our fleet and personnel compliance, as well as to stay on top of vessel health” said Christopher Monan, COO, HST. “Having a central point of access for fleet-wide performance and operational reporting has significantly cut our administrative burden across the board - enabling crews to focus on maximising ‘time on turbine’ whilst empowering the shore team to expand our operational capabilities with innovative new vessels like the HST Ella, a hybrid Chartwell 24. Accessed via CrewSmart’s vessel diary feature, BareFLEET’s reporting allows us to demonstrate to our clients where we add the most value. We can provide evidence to illustrate which conditions our vessels operate best in, how these conditions effect the vessel, and demonstrate our safety record in a clear, concise manner. This data not only allows us to make informed operational decisions around which vessels to deploy to which projects, but also improves our understanding of our suitability to tender to specific projects.”.”
Christian Adams, Managing Director, CrewSmart, added that crew managers have one of the hardest jobs in the industry – a challenge which is compounded as an operator expands and that CrewSmart is designed to support them by adding flags and safeguards around ongoing crew and vessel compliance, streamlining the process of allocating the right crew to the right vessels and the right vessels to the right projects.
BareFLEET was initially created to drive operational and commercial efficiencies for vessel operators. However, a key feature of the platform that has emerged over the last couple of years is how it allows leading operators like HST to respond directly to their end customer’s priorities. The BareFLEET system also leaves HST well placed to bring innovative new vessels into the fleet.