LONDON – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has secured a contract to provide Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services for the Equinor-operated Hywind Tampen project in the Norwegian North Sea, the world’s first floating wind farm development designed to power offshore oil and gas platforms.
Under the contract, part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood, LR will perform consultancy design services concerning integration of the onshore wind control room (OCR) for Hywind Tampen: this will be co-located with an existing OCR for the Valemon normally unmanned platform.
In addition, the LR team will provide human factor analysis for the new OCR, as well as existing OCRs for four platforms.
LR’s human factors consultancy team helps operators create work environments that are said to be safe, user-friendly, and built to operate as efficiently as possible
The process involves assessing human behavior, undertaking a detailed breakdown of tasks conducted in the work environment, assessing technical systems, identifying information and data users’ needs and work place design.