Xodus Group has formed a partnership with Orkney-based Green Marine to launch a new integrated service for the maintenance of offshore renewable assets.
The lifecycle approach will use Xodus’ integrity management software tool XAMIN to capture and monitor live data from offshore marine assets, while Green Marine will provide the physical offshore inspection and repair services.
Xodus said the one-stop solution aims to streamline an asset’s performance, providing efficiencies and preventing downtime, in particular targeting offshore wind, tidal and wave energy devices, cabling and associated infrastructure.
Jason Schofield, Managing Director of Green Marine, said: “We believe there is a gap in the market for a truly joined up integrity maintenance service and our partnership with Xodus will deliver efficiencies with significant positive impacts for the management and monitoring of subsea marine assets. We can help operators gain a better understanding of their components and also reduce risk, cost and downtime.”
Wim van der Zande, CEO of Xodus Group, added: “The renewables sector has the opportunity to learn lessons from the oil and gas industry where poor data management is causing problems when identifying component condition or proving life extension. If the operator has centralized data management from the outset, failure modes can be identified, which removes doubt from fault investigations.”
Green Marine UK operates a fleet of eight vessels and barges and provides installation, removal and maintenance services of a wide range of wind, tidal and wave energy devices and gravity bases.
Xodus provides engineering and advisory services to clients in the oil and gas, LNG, renewables and utilities industries worldwide.