Category: News

Start-up MO4 has received the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2019

The professional jury looked at the innovativeness, the financial and commercial feasibility of the MO4 developed software that is said to forecast the workability of vessels in offshore operations with much more accuracy than is currently possible, by computing the influence of waves, wind, and current on vessels. This innovation is said not only to […]

Decide whether to sail out at the push of a button

This article has been written for the  “Groundbreaking SME” section for InnovatieLink and the Topsector Energie (Netherlands) MO4 has developed a fundamentally different method to determine whether it is safe to work on offshore wind farms. Linking weather forecasts to a hydromechanical model does not predict wave heights but ship motions. Up to six days […]

Interface updates

We are working hard on a new revision of MO4 that includes some exciting developments, which is expected to be released coming next month. In this news item we would like to share some of the highlights. The weather forecast dashboard has been thoroughly enhanced. It now provides an overview for forecasts from various moments […]

MO4 to receive full DNV-GL approval

Why is the DNV-GL approval relevant for the MO4 community?                Recently MO4 has obtained the “Technology Verification Letter” of DNVGL on the use of our software as decision support tool. The approval followed an extensive review project that covered all items, theory, hardware & software, of the MO4 […]

Groen Sunrise G upgrade to ONBOARD

After having used the Online Module Rederij Groen has decided to upgrade to the full MO4 ONBOARD system. As of May they will be optimising their operations with the full functionalities that MO4 ONBOARD offers.

MO4 & Siri Marine

Jan’18 Mocean Forecast (MO4) & Siri Marine have agreed to join forces. As the MO4 technology relies partially on motion monitoring we aimed at finding a partner that would be able to offer the highest quality. In Siri Marine we found this partner. Not only bringing to the table monitoring technology but also a long […]

CLV Nexus to adopt MO4 to enhance workability

The CLV Nexus operated by Van Oord has adopted MO4 to enhance their workability on their cable lay projects. In this project MO4 supported  operations by providing clear insight in the actual workability to both the vessel operator, the windpark owner and the MWS. Measurement results clearly confirmed the accuracy of the forecasts.

Groen Shipping

July’17 Groen Shipping to endorse the MO4 concept. Their operations have reported strong improvement in their performance. The MO4 system showed clearly the vessel roll response during offshore cargo transfer operations. Changing the vessel loading conditions in the software enabled them to accurately ballast their vessel to further maximize their workability. This provided clarity and […]

Siem offshore

Dec’17 Siem offshore started cable lay operations in Northern North sea conditions in November. Motion forecasting enabled them to accurately select the routes and array cables that could be installed in the comming 24-48 hrs.