According to SEA.O.G Offshore the answer is: Planning. In their recent blog, they display some images simulating a 2,000t roll-on of monopiles at a proposed east coast marshaling facility.
SEA.O.G. says for the success of the industry, the transportation linkages between the posse of likely port contenders on the US East Coast is crucial to understand. One step further, the linkages to the offshore wind parks are equally as important to understand.
The market needs to have a full view and understanding of how to transport this specialized equipment safely and efficiently. The key to understanding this potentially complex web of ports, projects, cargo and cabotage is planning.
James Clouse, CEO, SEA.O.G. “We wanted to see Monopiles on the ground, so our team took actual bathymetry, dock dimensions, tidal considerations, and barge stability into play while simulating this nearly 2,000t roll on at a proposed east coast marshaling facility.
Planning with visual aids supported by detailed engineering is a powerful tool. The more accurate the planning, the more accurate the output. Delivering operational excellence and cost certainty for a new market comes with challenges, we are ready.”
Bridging Maritime and Wind in the USA
SEA.O.G claim to have a clearly defined concept of how to advance the interests of local content while creating streamline and easy to understand pricing models for key industry players.
Their team has contributed to the transport of nearly 30,000 turbine components for over 400 wind projects in the US and Canada, engineering and coordinating nearly 1,500 components by tug and barge.
SEA.O.G Offshore claim they are able to bring local industry experience with offshore energy project logistics and wind turbine supply chains by offering turnkey integrated support for shore base marshaling operations with services.