JBA Consulting and Met Office Sign ForeCoast Marine Reseller Deal

JBA Consulting has signed a reseller agreement with the Met Office which will now offer JBA’s metocean risk management software – ForeCoast Marine – to its marine and offshore clients.

ForeCoast Marine is a planning, visualisation and decision support tool which utilises Met Office forecast data to reduce costs and meteocean risks.

Working collaboratively, JBA Consulting and the Met Office co-designed ForeCoast Marine to provide a solution for managing metocean risks throughout the lifecycle of a marine energy or construction project: from pricing weather into tenders, to designing detailed construction and operations & maintainence strategies, through to managing live weather risks.

Dr Mark Lawless, JBA Director, said: “The Met Office’s commitment to the development of the software through its contribution of the latest science in probabilistic forecasting has allowed the software to provide improved levels of insight and certainty with respect to the viability of marine operations. This represents a step change in the way forecasting data is used.”

ForeCoast Marine is being used on a number of UK and European offshore wind farm developments. The system is being used to optimise installation and O&M strategies by exploring the impact of different approaches on project financials and health and safety considerations.

JBA has teamed up with ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and the Met Office to apply ForeCoast Marine to two of SPR’s offshore wind farms: Wikinger and East Anglia ONE. ForeCoast Marine is being used to inform installation activities for Wikinger and to explore the impacts of different O&M strategies for East Anglia ONE.

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