Windcat Workboats Utilizes Reygar's DDPR System

Windcat Workboats Utilizes Reygar's DDPR System

Reygar's Digital Daily Reporting System, or Digital DPR, has been installed on the complete fleet of Windcat Workboats, which operates over 50 workboats and is Europe's top supplier of specialized crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind power industry.

"The Digital DPR (DDPR) app runs from a touchscreen tablet onboard and is simple and easy to use for busy workboat skippers. It dramatically reduces the administrative burden of daily progress reporting and improves report accuracy and timeliness," a representative from Reygar said.

Windcat Workboats Master Aaron Trebilcock shares how adopting the new system improved their operations.

"DDPR saves a lot of time on what is otherwise a long and detailed task. The daily progress report is automatically generated and sent out at the end of the shift in a format that is simple to digest," Trebilcock shares.

Several Windcat Workboats CTVs have tested Reygar's time-saving reporting technology thoroughly over the past 18 months. The fleet-wide rollout was met with positive comments from skippers and management.

"Feedback from skippers and management was positive, and fleet-wide rollout was completed in mid-October," Reygar said.

When installed, DDPR either operates as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with Reygar's acclaimed BareFLEET vessel monitoring system.

The app may be altered to collect a wide range of DPR data, including information about the crew, fuel consumption and other consumables, different task kinds, transits, passenger transfers to turbines, and working hours.

According to the company, the app can be tailored to collect a wide range of DPR data, such as personnel information, fuel, and consumables usage, different task kinds, transits, passenger transfers to turbines, and working hours data.

Phillip Goffin, IT Manager for Windcat Workboats, said: "We are committed to meeting the reporting needs of our customers with a digitalized vessel fleet. We also want to look after our crews and back-office teams by reducing the reporting burden and streamlining where possible. The team at Reygar understood exactly what was needed and worked closely with us to customize their DDPR system around our specific requirements."

Goffin shares how the new technology kept the whole team happy.

"Now, we have a single app from which our skippers can generate customized DPR reports according to the customer's requirements, as well as internal management reports for our back office. Our crews and back-office people are happy, and it is saving us valuable time. We look forward to working with our customers to provide them this centralized, customisable reporting solution going forward," he said.

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