SeaPlanner has won a contract to deliver its software system to help manage the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of the 219MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

Humber Gateway

Energy firm E.ON developed the wind farm, which started electricity generation in June this year.

SeaPlanner will use its software system to monitor personnel and vessel tracking, certification management.

The company will also utilize the software’s new feature, Induction Manager, for minimizing costs and administration time at the project.

E.ON Humber Gateway wind farm maintenance coordinator Katie Wright said: "SeaPlanner has helped us maintain both safety and efficiency.

"We’ve been impressed with its capabilities and believe it to be a cost-effective solution, making it the preferred choice for the generation phase of Humber Gateway."

The Humber Gateway wind farm is located 8km east of Spurn Point, off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, in the North Sea, England.

It features 73 V112 3MW turbines that generate enough electricity to power around 170,000 homes in the UK.

Construction of the offshore substation began in 2012 and the project started generating energy for the first time in February this year. The last turbine was installed in April.

The project, which is expected to be fully operational in summer, is located in water depths of about 15m covering an area of around 25km².

SeaPlanner said the new contract extends its presence on E.ON’s sites. The company had earlier worked on the Humber construction phase, Amrumbank and Arkona offshore wind farms.

Image: Aerial photo of Humber Gateway Wind Farm in the North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Chris.