Norwegian information technology company Vissim has been awarded a contract to deliver its latest generation vessel traffic management system to Aker Solutions for the Maersk Inspirer rig.
Vissim said that the company would add an oil spill detection module and CCTV module which would add to the safety capabilities of the company’s vessel traffic management system.
The integration of radar, voice communications, and vessel tracking sensors would provide rig operators with an anti-collision, safety, and communication system.
“The oil spill detection module will further supplement operators environmental and situational awareness around the rig. Vissim’s proprietary software will leverage a combination of radar video and thermal camera imagery to allow operators to detect, track, and monitor any potential oil spills or leakage,” the company said.
Vissim added that thermal cameras could similarly track vessels or targets whose position was provided by other sensor feeds.
According to the company, all of its systems are designed to exceed relevant Norwegian and international standards for offshore oil and gas operations.
It is worth reminding that the rig is currently in Aker Solution’s Egersund fabrication yard where it arrived on September 9, 2018.
The rig arrived at Egersund for a modification project of its production module, which was awarded to Aker Solutions in December 2017. The work scope covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning services. The value of the contract is around $120 million.
The production module was originally built in 2007, and Maersk Inspirer has had ten years of operations for Equinor on the Volve field.
Following the modifications work on the module, Maersk Inspirer will operate for 5-10 years at the Yme field for Repsol.
In related company news, Equinor awarded Vissim a contract back in April for a sea surveillance system for the Johan Castberg FPSO to be located in the Barents Sea off Norway.
Offshore Energy Today Staff