In 2010 OCTOPUS-Onboard was already installed on the Taklift 4 after a lease period, and the recent installation on the Taklift 7 provides similar functionality to the previous one.
The system will be used to assist the master and the crew of the floating sheer legs during heavy lift offshore operations and transport of project cargo by providing motion monitoring, response prediction, heavy-weather decision support and weather window evaluation.
The software supplied to Smit Marine also includes an interface with weather forecast providers Nowcasting and Octomar for local weather reports.
All measured data from the bridge is stored, enabling the Smit Operations & Tender department to monitor the motions of the project cargo.
Amarcon says it is currently developing a new version of OCTOPUS-Onboard - version 6 - which is expected to be released later this year.