Modelling Expected Breakdown

In yesterday’s entry about modelling breakdown, I introduced the idea that from next week, Mermaid enables the modelling and analysis of technical breakdown. The new feature that we’re releasing is called “Occasional Tasks”.

An Occasional task or group is one that only happens for certain repeats of its parent group. So, take this very simple task diagram for a survey job to start with:

We’ve got 60 survey lines to complete, and each one takes an hour and a half. Our “Survey One Line” group is repeated 60 times to show this. Read more >

Mermaid addresses technical breakdown on marine operations

Mojo Maritime are pleased to announce that Mermaid®, their innovative marine operations planning and weather risk analysis tool, now addresses technical breakdown on marine operations.

“Weather is a critical and difficult-to-control risk on marine operations; and for many years, Mermaid® has been providing us with accurate measurement of this risk,” says Dr Rich Walker, Mojo’s Senior Marine Operations Analyst. “With this latest development, Mermaid® can now report on the impact of technical breakdown. As it integrates seamlessly with the measurement of weather risk, I believe that this adds unrivalled sophistication to our risk analysis capabilities.”

Mermaid allows users to realistically simulate marine operations to uncover the risks and identify critical operations prior to going offshore. Read more >

Analysing Wind Farm Foundation Installation – Part 1: Introduction to Analysis

This is the first in a series of posts looking at how we can use Mermaid to:

  • Analyse a large offshore operation;
  • Make decisions about which vessels and strategies we want to use;
  • Optimise our offshore operation.

We’re going to perform a series of simulations to help determine what vessel and strategy we should use and when we should perform the work.  This is a fictitious case so we’ll throw a few constraints and assumptions in as we go just to make it interesting. Read more >