The COMPASS model (Combined Operations and Maintenance, People, Assets and Systems Simulation) is an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) simulation tool developed by engineers at ORE Catapult.
A Python-based tool, it is intended primarily for analysing various O&M strategies and comparing them in terms of OPEX, production-based availability and other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
COMPASS can guide the decision-making around O&M strategies for offshore wind farms. Our tool has been benchmarked against two other O&M simulation tools and proved to be effective at modelling various O&M scenarios.
Unlike the existing O&M simulation tools, COMPASS can capture the effects of cable failures considering different cable topology designs. It can model SOVs with daughter crafts and take into account SOV accommodation capacity. The tool can model towing the turbine to port for maintenance and record the tug vessel and quayside usage.
Wide expertise at the ORE Catapult and extensive data analysis have allowed us to form reliable inputs for O&M simulation.