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New Tracking and Comms for Vattenfall Wind Farms


Semco Maritime and Systematic have together entered into a framework agreement with Vattenfall for a solution that provides full overview of all personnel and vessels to improve safety for offshore and onshore work at wind farms.

Semco Maritime and Systematic have been tasked with delivering a fully-integrated resource tracking and communication system for Vattenfall's onshore and offshore wind operations. The solution, SemPAM, provides overview and safety for employees when Vattenfall construct and maintain the company's many wind farms in the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
The solution can be integrated with Semco Maritime's other communication solutions and is built on offshore radio infrastructure systems such as TETRA and DMR. With SemPAM, the coordinator is provided with one system to handle tasks and continuously generate a full overview of locations of personnel, vessels and helicopters when working onshore and offshore. The system facilitates easier and faster relocation of personnel and materials, while improving safety for employees in critical situations.
"Vattenfall was looking for a system to harmonize the different solutions for people and vessel tracking we utilize at the numerous sites we operate," said Remco Boersma, director of Process and Support at Vattenfall. "From a safety perspective we felt the need to increase stability and quality of the communication with our technicians at site. Onshore as well as offshore."
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