The Acclaimed Software Company Ltd. announced a new software system designed for Harkand Andrews Survey to support pile installation operations. The Total Controller and Total Viewer systems have been put into operation on a construction support vessel conducting precise pile installations.
Harkand Andrews Survey have developed a technique for installing monopiles and transition pieces in offshore wind farms which allow observations to be collected remotely. This removes the necessity for a surveyor to physically access the pile for measurements during piling operations and therefore reduces risk to survey personnel. By utilizing remote observations it is possible to achieve higher accuracies than accessing the pile directly, due to the increased observation baseline. The system reduces the amount of time required to make the observations and automatically communicates results to the deck crew and hammer operator.
To achieve this, The Acclaimed Software Company developed Total Controller: Designed to be easily operable by the survey team using keyboard/mouse or touch screen, the software provides consistent and reliable results, quality control analysis, reporting and data logging facilities.
(As published in the January/February 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com)