LONDON — Cognitive Business, a machine learning and applied AI provider, has joined forces with Weatherquest to integrate weather forecasts into its WAVES technology, which has already been implemented by RWE on its Robin Rigg wind farm.
WAVES is a data-driven tool that predicts with 99.9% accuracy the safest and most successful windows for crew transfers to offshore wind platforms, and the company said it is the first technology of its kind.
The collaboration has now seen RWE integrate Weatherquest’s API into the already operational WAVES platform on Robin Rigg to work alongside other forecast data to enable in-day and week-ahead operations and maintenance decision support for turbine specific accessibility.
Ty Burridge Oakland, Cognitive Business managing director, said, “The integration of WAVES with Weatherquest’s API allows us to develop our unique technology yet further to make it an even more trusted tool for windfarm owners and operators to plan and schedule their O&M programs. WAVES is already a hugely accurate and relied upon technology in the industry for effectively, efficiently and safely deploying crews onto windfarms to conduct repairs and maintenance, and by integrating weather forecast data, we can confidently say we have made an already highly valued technology an even more robust tool for managing and planning offshore wind repair and maintenance programs.”
Developed by Cognitive Business in 2020, WAVES was funded in the same year by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership to better predict safer and more successful windows for crew transfers to offshore wind platforms.
Weatherquest is a privately owned weather forecasting and weather analysis company headquartered at the University of East Anglia providing weather forecasting support services across sectors in the UK and Northern Europe including onshore and offshore wind energy and ports.