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NaviSuite Beka

Supplier:
EIVA
Product no:
NS.BE

Efficient software solution for anchor/riser handling and cable/flexpipe lay operations

NaviSuite Beka is our software bundle for everything that has to do with operations involving catenaries, that is, operations involving anchors, cables, flexpipes, risers, etc.

It combines anchor handling and catenary data acquisition, ROV inspection, and reporting in a single tool that covers both operation planning and execution. This simplifies the work process and reduces the risk of calculation errors that comes with using multiple software tools.

What's included in the NaviSuite Beka anchor handling and catenary solution

NaviSuite Beka comes with the following software components:

Licences for tugs are available at a low cost. This means that you get an operational software tool on board all vessels involved in the operation without breaking your budget.

Please note: the CableLay option requires the initiation of a software development project in order to match customer setups, and thus is not immediately ready for use.

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Delivery time: A few hours

For subscription licences, you will get your purchased licence by email. For permanent licences, you will get a soft licence via email until you receive a physical dongle, which is sent once payment is received. For all orders paid by invoice, order processing (and thus estimated delivery time) will be initiated when EIVA has validated your details.

Key features and benefits

  • Cutting a long catenary story short: What you get

    Cutting a long catenary story short: What you get

    Advanced catenary simulation for anchor/riser handling and cable/flexpipe lay operations.

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    Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    Advanced catenary simulation for anchor/riser handling and cable/flexpipe lay operations

    3D catenary simulation based on an advanced algorithm
    ... offering precise data and reducing operation costs by replacing the need for subsea sensors that provide data which the software can simulate

    Display that combines real-time, user-defined operation data in a single view that functions as a key operation tool
    ... which can be shared with your team, ensuring that you have all the information needed to run efficient operations that match your requirements and setup

    Calculation and visualisation of seabed, subsea object and structure clearance
    ... enabling safer operations by avoiding collision with the seabed and subsea structures

    Real-time 3D display of the seabed, structures, anchor elements, and surface and subsea objects
    ... offering a complete picture of the entire operation, thereby reducing the risk of errors being made and increasing the efficiency of the operation

    For tug boat operations specifically, NaviSuite Beka offers you:

    • Runline patterns for barge/tug boats
    • Real-time positioning of barge and tugs
    • Communication between barge and tugs

    In terms of rig placement and rig safety, you get:

    • Planning of anchor patterns
    • Simulation of anchor and riser placement in water column (catenaries)
    • Real-time estimation of anchor chain tensions without needing tension measurement sensors

    For cable lay operations specifically, you get:

    • Cable route design and vessel route simulation
    • Real-time touchdown and tension calculation

    Offer your clients a more comprehensive service

    A real-time 3D view allows your clients to follow the operation. Also, they benefit from a reporting feature that offers automatic generation of detailed documentation on eg riser/anchor status, clearance distance and anchor chain touchdown point (TDP).

  • Flexible communications setup for rig move operations

    Flexible communications setup for rig move operations

    Use your existing communications hardware more efficiently.

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    Flexible setup for rig move operations

    With NaviSuite Beka as the software bedrock of your rig move operations, you can use your existing communications hardware more efficiently, saving you the cost of purchasing additional equipment.

    The software allows for communications between the rig/barge and tugs via telemetry with up to three multiplexers or WLAN – or a combination of the two media types, depending on your needs. The bandwidth-efficient communications protocol ensures a faster data throughput and consequently reduced communications costs.

    Additionally, licences for tugs are available at a low cost. This means that you get an operational software tool on board all vessels involved in the operation without breaking your budget.

    AIS integration gives you a complete overview of all vessels in the operation area and ensures you a backup option if the telemetry/WLAN connection is lost, thereby eliminating the risk of downtime due to communications issues.

    Choose between various rig move operation management setups

    You can choose between various operation management setups. For example, the entire operation can be managed from the rig/barge, with tug operators following it on a display via an auto zoom/pan feature and delivery of commands and runline/waypoint assignments.

    Alternatively, you can co-manage the operation with one or more tug operators, enabling them to, among others, respond to assignments and change anchor status (picked-up, dropped, etc).

    The NaviSuite Beka software offers high-performance, virtually instant anchor chain catenary simulation. You can make changes to all parameters and plan the next steps of the operation on the fly, and the changes will immediately be visible on the screen. Moreover, you can share the information with the tug operators as well as shore-based staff who are carrying out support and monitoring.

    The entire operation is managed via a centralised rig/barge server and command centre, which reduces mobilisation and operation costs. You can design or import multiple runlines and waypoints, as well as manage anchor status and locations of up to 16 anchors manually or automatically.

    Easy integration with third-party systems and other EIVA software

    Standard protocols such as the Inter-Vessel Survey Data Standard Telemetry Protocol IMCA S 006 are supported. This makes for quicker and easier integration and data exchange with systems used by third-party operators involved in the project, and you do not have to spend time on additional system configuration.

    NaviSuite Beka is based on the NaviPac solution for offshore navigation and acquisition, which is widely used internationally. It offers seamless integration with the other solutions in the EIVA NaviSuite software family and consequently easy data import and export. Moreover, training costs are kept to a minimum, as the crew use the same software suite for various types of operations.

  • Advanced catenary algorithm

    Advanced catenary algorithm

    The catenary feature of NaviSuite Beka has been developed and theoretically verified by the non-profit independent Danish research organisation the Alexandra Institute (member of the Danish GTS – Advanced Technology Group), and tested in real-life operations by the survey company iSURVEY.

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    Advanced catenary algorithm

    The advanced catenary algorithm behind the catenary feature of NaviSuite Beka has been developed and theoretically verified by the  independent, non-profit Danish research organisation the Alexandra Institute (member of the Danish GTS – Advanced Technology Group), and tested in real-life operations by the survey company iSURVEY.

    In addition to the advanced 3D display of all the objects involved in the operation, the software solution offers a comprehensive 2D display of high-quality catenary calculations that allows you to dive into the details of each anchor’s catenary. It is easy to use and offers instant results upon configuration changes.

    A tension monitoring feature displays all the chain sections of all anchors, automatically colour-coded to illustrate the tension on each section. This feature also includes a three-level alarm function with user-defined limit values.

    Easy integration with third-party systems and other EIVA software

    Standard protocols such as the Inter-Vessel Survey Data Standard Telemetry Protocol IMCA S 006 are supported. This makes for quicker and easier integration and data exchange with systems used by third-party operators involved in the project, and you do not have to spend time on additional system configuration.

    NaviSuite Beka is based on the NaviPac solution for offshore navigation and acquisition, which is widely used internationally. It offers seamless integration with the other solutions in the EIVA NaviSuite software family and consequently easy data import and export. Moreover, training costs are kept to a minimum, as the crew use the same software suite for various types of operations.

  • Take rig move specialists' word for it

    Take rig move specialists' word for it

    Hear about some of our customers’ experience of working with NaviSuite Beka.

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    Take rig move specialists' word for it

    Hear about some of our customers’ experience in working with the NaviSuite Beka software solution for anchor handling operations during rig move and barge management projects

    iSURVEY Pte Ltd.

    'iSURVEY have completed several hundred rig moves since 2004 using the EIVA NaviSuite platform. When complexity increases with regards to seabed structures and number of catenary segments involved, iSURVEY sees the benefit of having the ability to do advanced planning and integrated online catenary calculations in all stages of the operation.'

    Senior Technical Advisor Rune Omdal

    Tilone Subsea Limited

    'Doing rig move and positioning using EIVA NaviSuite gives flexibility in usage. It is user-friendly, which makes it more robust and versatile as an acquisition platform.'

    Managing Director and CEO Stanford Tassie

  • Anchors and risers

    Anchors and risers

    NaviSuite Beka combines anchor handling and catenary data acquisition, ROV inspection, and reporting in a single tool that covers both operation planning and execution for anchor handling operations.

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    Anchors and risers features

    NaviSuite Beka combines anchor handling and catenary data acquisition, ROV inspection, and reporting in a single tool that covers both operation planning and execution for anchor handling operations.

    Materials property database

    The catenary solution is delivered with an extensive library of chain components such as anchor, buoy, cable, chain and joints. You may furthermore define or import new components.

    Materials property database

    2D catenary monitoring

    The catenary module is a stand-alone application used either in planning mode or live, together with NaviPac. It uses physical catenary simulation to estimate all parts of multiple catenary curves supporting cable, wire, chain, lifters, joints etc.

    2D catenary monitoring

    Change DTM

    The catenary data model uses the seabed as reference and can use both terrain model and along-route profile of fixed depth as reference.

    Change DTM

    Suggest anchor position based on direction, configuration and desired tension

    The system helps in calculating suggested anchor position based on either angle or tension by running iterative processes to obtain the best match.

    Suggest anchor position based on direction, configuration and desired tension

    Calculate 3D catenary using currents

    The catenary model supports compensation for 3D current and will make final curvature and touch down based on the defined current.

    Calculate 3D catenary using currents

    Real time recalculation of caternaries

    Catenary calculations act instantly as all components in the chain will have an impact on the resulting curve – as illustrated here by adjusting buoyancy.

    Real time recalculation of caternaries

    Display catenaries in connected 3D displays

    NaviPac version 4 connects to NaviCat. All chains and raisers are estimated instantly based on navigation and sensor inputs, and the catenary data model is sent to the HMD for graphical display. The entire 3D scene can be exported as Mesh for external use and documentation.

    Display catenaries in connected 3D displays
  • General visualisation

    General visualisation

    NaviModel and NaviPac share the same 3D engine, and therefore the same powerful 3D visualisation features. Data can be visualised in 2D, 3D, side view or by time.

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    General visualisation features

    NaviModel and NaviPac share the same 3D engine, and therefore the same powerful 3D visualisation features. Data can be visualised in 2D, 3D, side view or by time.

    3D seabed terrain 

    Seabed terrain can be visualised in a 3D environment.

    3D seabed terrain

    Multiple Map Views

    Multiple Map Views are available.  Each individual Map View window can be configured separately to display only the information required.

    Background Maps 

    Background Web Map Service (WMS) maps can be displayed.

    Background Maps

    Import 3D models 

    3D models can be imported into NaviModel (drag and drop into the Map View window).

    Import 3D models

    Link 3D models to live objects 

    3D models can be linked to any live objects (Vessel, ROV, Scanfish etc).

    Link 3D models to live objects

    2D, 3D and side-view displays 

    2D, 3D or Side views allows the user to quickly change the view facilitating better data interpretation.

    3D, 2D and side-view displays

    Visibility Slider 

    Visibility slider allows users to compare different DTM’s quickly.  This enables comparison over time or between different data processing methods.

    Visibility slider

    Control colours, lights, details 

    DTM light and palette settings can be changed at any time.

    Control colours, lights, details
  • Navigation and routes

    Navigation and routes

    NaviPac is an integrated navigation and data acquisition software solution that includes surface and subsea navigation, route and waypoint planning, live tracking and piloting.

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    Navigation and routes features

    NaviPac is an integrated navigation and data acquisition software solution that includes surface and subsea navigation, route and waypoint planning, live tracking and piloting.

    Live position of multiple objects

    NaviPac Helmsman’s Display 4 (based on the same core as NaviModel) supports display of vehicle data (main vessel, ROV, ROTV, remotes etc) based on the NaviPac data feed. The data can be shown graphically in multiple map views.

    Live position of multiple objects

    AIS tracks

    All variants of NaviPac supports integration with AIS receivers. The data is read into NaviPac and can be shown in a dedicated AIS window and overlaid in the HMD. We perform an even read and utilise vessel dimension information.

    AIS tracks

    Display north-up, heading-up, route-up

    Each Map View can be designed and controlled individually when it comes to content, overlays and layout. Map Views can be 2D, 3D or side-views, and orientation can be user defined, north-up, vehicle up or line up.

    Display north-up, heading-up, route-up

    Manual waypoint drawing

    NaviPac supports a series of runline and waypoint formats including our own RLX/WPT format, ad generic ASCII readers. You can also draw lines and points directly in the Map View.

    Manual waypoint drawing

    Various runline patterns (parallel, cross, star)

    You can inherit multiple lines based on the base line defined, such as parallel or cross lines to get an optimal route plan.

    Various runline patterns (parallel, cross, star)

    Vehicle control panel for multiple vehicle runlines and display DOL

    Assignment of lines and waypoints are handled through the dedicated Vehicle Control view, as you may control multiple vehicles simultaneously. Each controlled vehicle will be available as distance offline indicator (DOL/DCC) and various runline information (along line, target ETA etc.).

    Vehicle control panel for multiple vehicle runlines and display DOL

    Automatic run-in for next runline

    When using the auto-coverage tool you may also introduce the automatic run-in. The system will be based on vessel turn capabilities and calculate the shortest route to the next line.

    Automatic run-in for next runline

    Distance to waypoint

    Waypoints are handled in a similar manner to runlines, as assignment of the waypoint is done in the Vehicle Control View. Hereafter, an artificial runline is created from the vehicle to the point and NaviPac monitors the range/bearing to the destination. and can a,.o. feed that into autopilots and DP systems.

    Distance to waypoint

    Multi-object live range/bearing

    In the HMD you may pair any live vehicle (e.g. Vessel and ROV) and monitor the range/bearings between them for online display as live data and range information on Map Views.

    Multi-object live range/bearing

    Auto-pilot (NMEA) control

    When using runlines and waypoints you may connect NaviPac to autopilot systems using e.g., standard NMEA formats and pass cross-track error and destination waypoints on to the equipment.

    Auto-pilot (NMEA) control

    DataUnits

    NaviPac 4.2 supports use of other data units in addition to metric. The unit is selected in the project settings and all definition fields are then assumed to be in the selected data unit. 
    HMD will follow the selected data unit, but you may, by using a simple keystroke, toggle between metric and data unit if required.
    Data recording will still be metric to guarantee data integrity, but data outputs can be selected freely.

    DataUnits
  • Cable lay and planning

    Cable lay and planning

    NaviSuite Beka has advanced functions for both the planning phase and construction phase of cable lay operations.

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    Cable lay and planning features

    NaviSuite Beka has advanced functions for both the planning phase and construction phase of cable lay operations.

    Cable route design with bending and slope constraints and cable route vessel placement verification

    NaviModel includes a general planning tool for cable and flexible pipe routes. Based on the initial route (imported or drawn), the cable route will be placed on the seabed using the cable characteristics. Operators can then modify the route and in real-time see free-span, side-slopes and curvature. When the final route has been accepted, the system calculates and simulates vessel track using standard catenary data models.

    Cable route design with bending and slope constraints/cable route vessel placement verification

    Live cable lay - touchdown point calculation

    In NaviSuite Beka you can complete a full cable lay operation on trenched environment, visualised in 3D.

    Live cable lay - touchdown point calculation

    Live cable lay - tension and bending monitoring

    The cable catenary curve is calculated based on departure angle, tension and cable length and the system displays 3D behaviour and bending constraints.

    Live cable lay - tension and bending monitoring
  • Engineering/Construction Design

    Engineering/Construction Design

    Within NaviModel, we can design trench or rock-placement profiles or import existing engineering drawings from various sources (AutoCAD).

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    Engineering/Construction Design features

    Within NaviModel, we can design trench or rock-placement profiles or import existing engineering drawings from various sources (AutoCAD).

    Find Rocks

    This tool analyses DTMs to identify rock events.

    Find rocks

    Trench design

    In NaviModel theoretical trench profiles can be designed and visualised inside a 3D environment.

    If available AutoCAD engineering drawings can also be used.

    Trench design

    Rock-placement design

    In NaviModel theoretical rock-placement profiles can be designed and visualised inside a 3D environment.

    If available AutoCAD engineering drawings can also be used.

    Rock-placement design
  • Sensor interfacing and recording

    Sensor interfacing and recording

    Many different sensors can be interfaced and integrated in both NaviScan and NaviPac.

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    Sensor interfacing and recording features

    Many different sensors can be interfaced and integrated in both NaviScan and NaviPac.

    Surface positioning and motion (GPS, Gyro, IMU)

    Setting up an entire vessel based project in NaviPac is easy performed using intuitive graphical definition tools. The video covers basic project definition, geodetics and vessel navigation setup.

    Surface positioning and motion (GPS, Gyro, IMU)

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)

    Setting up remote and subsea vehicles is done in a similar manner to the main vessel – easy and intuitive. Adding instruments, positioning sources (transponders, INS, LBL etx) and defining weighting and Kalman filter settings is possible.

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)
  • Sensor processing

    Sensor processing

    NaviEdit can be used to recalculate data very quickly and where our sensor processing takes place. Here we change offsets, C-O’s, mounting angles, apply tide, apply SVP, de-spike sensors, improve object positioning, Kalman filtering, remove swell etc.

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    Sensor editing (import and manual editing)

    Sensor editing takes place in NaviEdit Data Editor.  If required, we can run the following actions:
     
    • De-spike
    • Interpolate
    • Delete
    • Translate
    • Scale
    • Rotate
    • Smooth

    Sensor processing features

    NaviEdit can be used to recalculate data very quickly and where our sensor processing takes place. Here we change offsets, C-O’s, mounting angles, apply tide, apply SVP, de-spike sensors, improve object positioning, Kalman filtering, remove swell etc.

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)

    NaviEdit Header Editor allows the user to check an ROV setup.

    NaviEdit Data Editor allows the user to view and QC sensor data via a series of graphical displays.

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)
  • Optional extra services and special offers

    Optional extra services and special offers

    EIVA offers a number of services for our NaviSuite software users.

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    Optional extra services and special offers

    Get the most out of your software

    EIVA offers a number of services for our NaviSuite software users. These include:

    Also, we have a number of special offers: