The University of Plymouth is joining forces with a globally-renowned provider of next-generation software and digital solutions, Kongsberg Digital, to create a new system that could revolutionise the UK’s floating offshore wind (FLOW) sector.
A state-of-the-art Kongsberg K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator will soon complement the Marine Navigation Centre on the University’s campus.
It will be used to simulate, test and optimise marine operations throughout the lifecycle of FLOW installations, which will provide offshore wind project teams and crew with facilities where they can verify, test and optimise installation and maintenance projects.
This will provide key insights into solutions that will increase efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness for the companies involved.
In addition to the research aspect, it will also be used to develop training for current and future industry professionals, helping to meet the national and international demand for such expertise in line with the global net-zero agenda.