Windcat installs Digital DPR on entire boat fleet


Windcat Workboats, a European provider of specialist crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind power industry, has installed Reygar’s Digital Daily Reporting System, Digital DPR, across its entire fleet of more than 50 workboats.

The Digital DPR (DDPR) app runs from a touchscreen tablet onboard and is easy to use for busy workboat skippers. It reduces the administrative burden of daily progress reporting as well as improving report accuracy and timeliness.

Windcat Workboats’ vessels operate in the European offshore wind sector, and also in the oil and gas industry and outside Europe. (Courtesy: Windcat Workboats)

“DDPR saves a lot of time on what is otherwise a long and detailed task,” said Aaron Trebilcock, Windcat Workboats master. “The daily progress report is automatically generated and sent out at the end of the shift in a format that is simple to digest.”

Reygar’s time-saving reporting technology has gone through comprehensive trials on several Windcat Workboats CTVs over the past 18 months. Feedback from skippers and management was positive and fleet wide rollout was completed in mid-October.

“We are committed to meeting the reporting needs of our customers with a digitalized vessel fleet,” said Phillip Goffin, Windcat IT manager. “We also want to look after our crews and back-office teams by reducing the reporting burden and streamlining where possible.”

DDPR either works alongside Reygar’s award-winning BareFLEET vessel monitoring system, where installed, or runs as a standalone solution. The app can be customized to gather DPR data including crew details, fuel and consumables use, various task types, transits, passenger transfers to turbines and working hours data. Data input live from the vessel can be seen instantly in the cloud by shore staff, with users also able to access cloud based KPI data.

“By providing our customers with a standalone version of this reporting solution, we can make the benefits of digitized reporting available to all fleet operators, whether they use our BareFLEET monitoring system or not,” said Chris Huxley-Reynard, Reygar CEO. “We enjoyed working closely with the team at Windcat to ensure that our DDPR app incorporated the needs of different stakeholders both within and outside their organization.”

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