New marine coordination project

Royal Dirkzwager & Vissim monitor Borssele III & IV

Royal Dirkzwager has begun remote monitoring of the Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm, from its operations centre in Maassluis, the Netherlands. Vissim supported Royal Dirkzwager with the development of a Remote Offshore Asset Management (ROAM).

The Borssele 3 & 4 wind farm zone covers an area of 100km2 in water depths ranging between 18m and 25m. The turbines will be situated 20 km off the coast of The Hague in the Netherland. The site is currently in a tender process and, once the winner has been selected, commissioning is anticipated by 2023.

“We developed our ROAM model with Vissim AS, having delivering Vissim marine coordination and communication systems on previous offshore wind projects. Vissim systems scale to support multiple surveillance areas from a centralised control room environment. The combination of Vissim AS for state of the art VTMS technology with Royal Dirkzwager’s cost efficient 24/7 remote asset monitoring services provides integrated energy companies with unrivalled monitoring and collision prevention capabilities.”

Paul Wieland, Director at Royal Dirkzwager


“The recent market focus on the digitalisation of offshore operations is exciting. Building on our 15 year history of digitalising marine operations in offshore wind, Vissim has developed a fantastic suite of digital tools to optimize operational workflows – but we do notice that this market focus has sometimes clouded the importance of rock-solid tracking and communication technologies to underpin operational safety and efficiency.”

Nicholas Dent – Vissim Offshore Wind