General framework of the activity
Meltemus is a software development company specialized in marine navigation and weather routing calculations with multiple constraints based on hydrographic and meteorological data.
Specific skills in the MRE field
Meltemus develop and maintain qtVlm, a Navigation and Weather Routing software used mainly in sailing navigation and races.
Concerning MRE, qtVlm can be used to estimate the production of a wind turbine (fixed, floating or even moving), using meteorological data. It could also for instance be used to calculate the energy production for a solar panel installation, using also cloud cover data.
Products or services in MRE
qtVlm Routes and Routing module can be adapted to optimize a navigation path based on these calculations, such as a capacity factor in a given time. Formulas can be defined at user level and can take as input all meteorological data available (Winds, Currents, Waves, Pressure, Clouds cover, Rain, CAPE, etc.), plus platform characteristics defined by polars and parameters. The calculation of these values is made at each route’s steps (generally at 5 minutes interval) and can be produced for a fixed or a moving position. qtVlm can also use historical data, for instance to evaluate a project’s feasibility.
Projects in MRE
We are involved in WEREVER-OPTIROUTE project, where qtVlm is being adapted to compute and optimize the capacity factor for an energy ship producing hydrogen in high seas.