Opus Marine invests in MIR for crew transfer

Opus Marine invests in MIR for crew transfer vessel Opus Marine invests in MIR for crew transfer vessel

Opus Marine, a German operator of crew transfer vessels, has invested in a system to record impact forces applied to boat landings in offshore wind farms.

Body forces, which the service technicians have to experience as seated passengers during the transit, will also be recorded.

Seawork International exhibitor, Opus has partnered with MIR Maritime to provide the data acquisition and recording on board of five of its CTVs. The newly developed system named Motion Impact Recorder (MIR) will collect the ship’s motion related to the GPS coordinates and transmit the findings to the company’s server that will prepare regular reports evidencing the forces during transit and dockings on-site at the wind turbines' foundations.

OPUS MARINE & Windfarmbase (Sassnitz & Hamburg) manage projects ranging from pontoon transports, towage and heavy-lift operations with floating cranes, ammunition detection as well as salvage and wreck removal operations. Opus Marine supplies divers and manages 40 crew transfer vessels for offshore wind farms.
MIR Maritime is a newly established partnership between the German companies, J&C Bachmann GmbH and Schramm group. J&C Bachmann, located in Bad Wildbad, is specialized on the realization of industrial measurement and control applications. Developed by J&C Bachmann, the hardware of MIR is based on an architecture consisting of different sensors.

Schramm group is a maritime service provider located in Brunsbüttel. It is a strategic alliance of individual companies specialising in all important areas of the maritime industry such as towage, port operations, transport logistics and maritime engineering.

Bernhard Messer, Managing Director of Opus Marine, stated “These reports from an independent third party company will provide a perfect basis for improved service to our clients and become an integral part of our KPIs. By having such reports on the vessel’s motions, we will be able to show the low impact forces we incur at the boat landings without causing any damage. We will also have a measurable reference to the wellbeing of the service technicians during transit. The feedback we have received from QHSE managers and our customers prove that this additional information service is highly appreciated.”

Meet the Opus Marine team at Seawork International in June.              

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