Miros addresses offshore wind problems with “intuitive” technology

World Oil Staff January 25, 2023

(WO) – Miros, the ocean insights leader, has released new applications to optimize operational efficiency and reduce downtime in offshore wind projects.

Miros’ “offshore wind map”

With a fast expansion in offshore wind parks’ area coverage, the operational teams require accurate real-time information without switching between many displays. The company’s real-time cloud service now includes a unique offshore wind map that allows operational teams to effectively visualize sea state and weather data from individual turbines across a site.

In addition, it grants operators a global view of their offshore wind farms without the need to access multiple dashboards.

Miros’ “Data Explorer”

Miros has also launched Data Explorer, a new solution allowing the easy creation of purpose-oriented all-in-one sharable dashboards to analyze real-time and historical data from one or multiple offshore wind sites.

Data Explorer removes the need to access and maintain several data sources. Decision-makers get an immediate and complete preview of the most crucial information. This ability allows operators to make the best sense of the data, analyze trends, and easily share historical and real-time sea-state insights with different stakeholders.

Aurelia Paraschiv, IoT Product Manager at Miros, added, “Analysing data can be a costly and often overwhelming process. Our Data Explorer solution is secure, robust, and intuitive to configure, making it useful in all situations from daily operations to long-term life extension studies, especially for stakeholders engaged in time-sensitive tasks needing to impart critical information quickly.”

“Intuitive” solutions to offshore wind problems

Uncertain weather conditions and site access problems often lead to cancelled offshore operations. These abandoned projects consume significant amounts of energy and release unnecessary emissions. Miros’ offshore wind map and Data Explorer technology are easy-to-use, intuitive tools that help operations and maintenance teams solve these problems.

A recent Miros study with Trios Renewables and the University of Strathclyde provided evidence of the potential benefits of direct wave measurements for offshore wind farms. The study estimates that minimizing turbine downtime by using live data can save offshore wind operators approximately $1.24 million per year.

Maggie McMillan, Miros’ VP of Renewables said, “Accurate, reliable data is critical to driving environmental impact reduction efforts and developing more effective strategies to reduce operational cost.”

“One of the key challenges facing offshore wind operators is accessing turbines at the optimum time to ensure crew safety and operational efficiency and to avoid lost production. Our solutions support operators to access and interpret the right data, at the right time, and in the right way, which is essential to enable informed decision-making for their assets.”



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