Big Data in the Marine Sector - Maritime Journal April 2017
Ibna Zaman of Royston Diesel Power, the UK based developer of the enginei fuel management system, highlights the growing operational advantages provided by the effective analysis of intelligent data in the marine sector - if certain challenges can be successfully overcome.
With the impending introduction of the EU MRV Regulations forcing shipping operators to think more seriously about monitoring, reporting and verifying fuel and emissions performance, new data driven improvements have the potential to transform the sector.
As its name implies, big data brings together huge volumes of information from a variety of sources and in different forms - often at high speeds. This data transformation has been made possible by the growing application and development of advanced sensor technology that enables large volumes of engine, fuel, traffic, cargo, weather and other data to be generated and collected on board a vessel.
For example, whilst manual data collection is already playing its part in effective fuel management and enhancing emissions control, data based systems have the potential to considerably improve other areas of vessel optimisation, asset utilisation and overall performance.
enginei Winners of OSJ Environmental Award - February 2017
The beneficial impact of Royston’s specialist fuel monitoring technology has been formally recognised with a prestigious maritime industry award.
At this year’s Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards (OSJ Awards) the advanced technology enginei fuel management system was named as winner of the Environmental Award.
The achievement recognises the product or project that has made a significant contribution to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the OSV industry and marks the successful introduction of the new enginei AutoMode detection system which optimises OSV fuel consumption across different vessel operating phases.
The automatic detection of different operational modes enables more reliable vessel and engine performance data to be produced and analysed. This means that on board engineers and offshore fleet management staff have the ability to make more informed and accurate decisions based on trusted information on fuel consumption, with consequent improvements in vessel efficiency and emissions control.
Damian McCann, product manager for enginei fuel management systems at Royston, said: “With the marine sector moving inexorably towards the greater use of intelligent on-board data, the successful ability of the enginei system to accurately monitor and manage fuel consumption is essential to improving a vessel’s operating efficiency.
“The OSJ Award is a real mark of maritime industry quality and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way.”
The enginei system uses volumetric and mass flow measurement for enhanced fuel data analysis and engine reporting options that give vessel owners and operators detailed performance data, fuel optimisation rates and mission critical information.
Successful enginei systems are now installed in vessels of all types operating across the globe, helping vessel owners and charterers to maintain high standards of operational performance and demonstrate compliance with environmental controls.
enginei Nominated for Industry Award
We are delighted that the further development of our enginei fuel monitoring system has been shortlisted for an award in the prestigious Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards in recognition of its significant contribution to reducing the environmental footprint of the OSV industry.
As an engineering company dedicated to helping our clients achieve maximum performance from their marine assets, we have developed enginei as an extension of this principle and to specifically help vessel owners maintain the highest operating standards and fuel efficiencies.
Since its introduction, continuous improvements to the system have been made to help customers meet the increasingly onerous challenges associated with environmental compliance. This has now resulted in the recently developed enginei AutoMode detection system being recognised for its successful ability to optimise OSV fuel consumption.
We are naturally proud and delighted to have received this nomination and would very much appreciate your support for this important and innovative new technology.
Online voting for the 2017 Annual OSJ Awards is open now – please CLICK HERE to cast your vote.
Come and Visit Us at Stand 4001 at the International Workboat Show 2016
We are returning to New Orleans on 29 November - 2 December 2016. Come and visit us to find out more about enginei.
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shipefficiencyreview.com Sept 2016 - Fuel Management System Upgraded with Emissions Monitoring Tech
Royston have upgraded its enginei fuel management system to include low-cost emissions monitoring capability to calculate and analyse vessel emissions.
The technology captures key engine performance data, engine and fuel specification and flow rates, which it uses to calculate a range of ship emissions measurements. No exhaust gas analyser is required to do this.
Sulphur oxides (SOx) and CO2 can be calculated from looking at the adjusted fuel consumption and air mass flow alongside combustion efficiency. SOx levels can then be advised and predicted to assist with decisions in fuel switching when entering and leaving Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
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The Motorship July 2016 - Growing importance of advanced fuel management
Damian McCann, enginei Product Manager at Royston diesel power, says that the MEPC's recent call for the reporting of vessel fuel consumption highlights the growing importance of advanced fuel management systems.
The IMO's 69th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 69) has now drafted mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.
Under the system, ships of 5,000gt and above will be required to collect a variety of data, including consumption data for each type of fuel they use. The data will be reported to the ship's flag state after the end of each calendar year, which will review it and issue a Statement of Compliance to the ship. Flag states will be required to pass this data to IMO for inclusion in a Ship Fuel Consumption Database.
IMX Inland Marine Show 2016 - St Louis, Missouri
We recently exhibited at IMX Inland Marine Show with our distributors Bow2Stern in St Louis, Missouri, continuing our support of enginei in the USA and our commitment to becoming the fuel management product of choice.
Look out for us at Workboats, New Orleans in December.
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Marine Propulsion May 2016 - Auto mode capability helps optimise OSV fuel consumption
Working with Newcastle University and Gulfmark Offshore, UK-based Royston has proved the concept of an 'auto-mode' detection capability for its enginei fuel management system for more accurate monitoring of fuel consumption and vessel emissions.
The enginei system uses volumetric and mass flow measurement for enhanced fuel data analysis and engine reporting options that give vessel owners and operators detiled performane data, fuel optimisation rates and mission-critical information. In the conventional enginei installation, the specific operational mode of the vessel is indicated by manual notification into the system by a crew member. Some modes, such as 'standby' and 'transit', are common to all vessel, whilst others are specific to certain types of vessel, such as 'dynamic positioning' (DP) with offshore support vessels, 'towing' by tugs and 'loading' for container vessels.
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Marine Propulsion April 2016 - Fuel monitoring offers emissions benefits
The use of fuel monitoring systems is increasing as companies seek to reduce their consumption to help meet emissions targets. But how much can such systems achieve?
One answer is offered by UK ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), which operates services to the islands and peninsulas on the west coast of Scotland. The company has employed innovative fuel management technology as part of its Project Ecoship programme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Last year the company installed advanced Royston enginei fuel management systems across its entire fleet of large vessels - the first UK ferry company to do so. Under the scheme the company aims to reduce fleet carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2 per cent, or 1,800 tonnes. This is equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of an average family car driving 4,285,714 miles, or 645 tonnes of waste sent to landfill.
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The Motorship March 2016 - CalMac 'on track' for emissions reduction
Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne is set to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 2% a year, or 1800 tonnes, as part of a project under which it has deployed Royston fuel management systems.
As part of the wider 'Project Ecoship', CalMac became the first UK ferry company to install fuel management systems across its fleet. Royston's enginei uses Coriolis or mass flow meters to monitor fuel used for each engine, tracking consumption against GPS data, voyage details and operational mode.
Real time data is processed and relayed to touchscreen monitors in the bridge and engine room, enabling the ship's master and chief engineer to make adjustments to reduce fuel consumption. CalMac has reported that engine operational adjustments are not affecting journey schedules and timetables.
Drew Collier, Operations Director, CalMAc, said: "We are finding some encouraging results. While it is too early to reveal any kind of scientifically concrete data, the initial figures we are seeing, as well as the anecdotal feedback from the teams on board, are optimistic. At the moment, we are confident that we are on track to achieve [our target] and, importantly, we now have the technology in place to make accurate measurement."
Caledonian Isles was the first CalMac vessel to have the technology installed seven moths ago. If CalMac meets its emissions targets the installation costs of the ten enginei systems will pay for themselves within 12 months.
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Green4Sea.com February 2016 - International Oil Companies focus on OSV fuel performance
Growing insistence by international oil companies (IOCs) that oilfield contract vessels are fitted with fuel monitoring systems has prompted an upsurge in interest in marine engine monitoring systems. Diesel power specialist Royston reports that it is equipping a growing number of offshore vessels with its enginei fuel management system as the oil majors increasingly require the availability of accurate on-board fuel monitoring data as part of the support contracts awarded to shipping companies.
Around the world, enginei is now installed on nine vessels working for Chevron, two for BP, one for Addax Petroleum, four for Total, two for Conoco Phillips and one for Exxon.
In Nigeria alone, over the last two years, Royston has fitted over 30 vessels with the enginei system for the monitoring of bunkering and fuel consumption data.
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MarineLink.com January 2016 - Marine Fuel Management Tech Launched in Mexico
Diesel Power Specialist Royston has expanded the worldwide distribution network for its Enginei marine fuel management system with new sales representation in Mexico.
The newly created IntellFuel de Mexico will provide sales, distribution and technical service support for the Enginei system, which uses powerful data collection software to significantly expand the range of real time fuel, engine performance and voyage data used for crucial fuel analysis and optimization decisions.
IntellFuel has been specifically set up for this purpose by its joint venture owners, Mares Offshore Solutions and Zemag Energy.
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Hellenic Shipping News October 2015 - CalMac installs ENGINEi fuel monitoring system in ferry fleet 'Ecoship' Programme
Marine diesel power generation specialist Royston Limited has won a substantial contract to fit a fuel monitoring system on ten vessels operating in the UK's largest ferry network.
As part of a 'Project Ecoship' policy to improve fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is installing new ship fuel management systems on all of its major vessels.
In a competative tender, Royston successfully proposed the installation of its new second generation Enginei fuel management system for the work.
West African Engineers Arrive in the UK for enginei Training
Okechukwu Nwagbara and Abdul Rahman of Western Tydens in Nigeria have undergone troubleshooting and commissioning training with the enginei technical team as part of our commitment to support our customers fleet in Nigeria.
Come and visit us at STAND 4814 at the International Workboat Show 2015
We are returning to New Orleans on 1 - 3 December 2015. Come and visit us to find out more about enginei.
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Maritime Propulsion 31 July 2015 - Royston's Enginei Fuel Management System
Growing ship owner focus on vessel performance issues, with accurate bunkering and fuel management reporting, has prompted an upsurge in interest in marine engine monitoring systems.
Diesel power specialist Royston reports that its Enginei fuel management system has been particularly successful in Nigeria, with the fuel monitoring system now being installed in 25 vessels and a similar number planned for installation in the coming months.
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Motorship June 2015 Edition - Controlling costs in challenging times
The monitoring and management of fuel consumed by OSVs has always been the critical factor in enabling fleet owners and operators to control their operational costs. Crude oil prices have always determined the overall outlook for oilfield service (OFS) sector performance because of the link between hydrocarbon prices and the level of capital spending by oil and gas operators. And the recent reduction in oil prices, resulting in considerable cost reduction pressures on exploration and production, has brought fuel consumption efficiencies into even deeper focus.
Damian McCann, product manager for fuel management systems at diesel engine specialist Royston, explains: "The reduction in fuel prices has been a double edged sword. On the one hand, fuel pricesavings can have a considerable impact on day to day operational costs for OSVs. However, there is inevitably less exploration and production activity around to bid for, and contracts come with considerable requirements for operational cost reductions and controls."
Royston at the races!
Roystons enginei product manager racing in the UK Dirttrack championship in South Wales on a beautiful August weekend.
Brazil Offshore 23 June - 26 June
If you're attending the show in Macae, please visit our distributors Blade Offshore.
More orders for enginei in Africa
enginei is pleased to announce more orders for the African region. We now have local service engineers and support in East and West Africa as this continent continues to grow for us.
enginei wins order to install on 2 bulk carriers
enginei are happy to announce they have won an order to install on two of the biggest vessels the team have worked on.
enginei awarded contract to install MK2 system on 10 ferries
enginei have been successful in a tender to install fuel monitoring systems on 10 ferries for Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries in Scotland.
enginei in the USA
Product Manager Damian McCann is back out in the USA setting up distributors and closing deals with US vessel operators and eating lots of Craw fish.
enginei win order for the fitout of Hanson Aggregates fleet
Following the installation of the Arco Dijk in 2013, enginei has been rolled out across the fleet.
enginei win order for 14 more Seatruck vessels
enginei will be installed on 14 African based vessels for the Nigerian operator Seatruck.
enginei in a rare appearance together
The UK team who are usually all jetting around the world happened to be in the office for once so we thought it was a good photo opp!
enginei Exhibiting at Tugnology
For the 4th year in a row we will have a table at Tugnology in London from the 18th - 20th May.
enginei can coolers
Make sure you come and visit us at Seatrade MiddleEast in Dubai and New Orleans Workboat show and pick up a can cooler or Koozie as they are called in the states. They are COOL!!
enginei launches in the USA at the Workboat show
We are really excited to be officially launching in the USA at the December New Orleans Workboat show. And super excited about being in New Orleans, hope to meet lots of new and exciting people there. Please come by and see us at stand 4112.
Our enginei Product Manager competes in the 2014 UK National Dirt Track Championship
Damian McCann our Product Manager is competing in 6 rounds of the 2014 National Dirt Track Championships competing as #81R supported by our parent company Royston Limited. Good luck Damian!
enginei wins order for 7 offshore vessels
enginei have been awarded a contract to install several vessels with our fuel and bunker monitoring solution for Seatrucks Group.
enginei wins orders for SMIT Lamnalco
enginei have been awarded a contract to install fuel monitoring systems onboard two vessels in Spain for SMIT Lamnalco.
enginei team back out in Africa
Following the success of our fuel monitoring solution on a number of vessels in Africa we are back in the region again completing installations on another 6 offshore vessels.
enginei wins order for the RRS Discovery
Following the succes of our installation on sister vessel the James Cook; enginei will be on the National Oceanography's new vessel the RRS Discovery.
enginei will be exhibiting at Seatrade Dubai in October
The enginei team will be showing the latest version of our fuel monitoring solution on our Middle Eastern partners stand Technology Ventures. We are at stand D1
enginei will be exhibiting at ITS Hamburg in June
The enginei team will be showing the latest version of our fuel monitoring solution for the Tug and Offshore market.
Gulf Offshore choose enginei for the Highland Prince
The enginei team will be installing our offshore fuel monitoring system on the Highland Prince to be completed by the end of 2013.
MAERSK Offshore Supply Services choose enginei
enginei has been chosen as MAERSK Offshores preferred supplier of fuel management systems for one of their OSV's.
Successful show at Seawork 2013
enginei exhibited at the recent Seawork show in Southampton UK. We demonstrated our fuel monitoring system for the Tug and Workboat market. Seawork is always good for seeing lots of contacts from the industry in the UK and we even met contacts who'd travelled over from Asia this year.
The enginei team win a huge installation program in West Africa
The project takes enginei to the next level of fuel consumption monitoring and bunker measurement.
P&O Maritime Middle East fuel monitoring project
enginei are working with P&O Maritime Services in the Middle East in a fuel management project.
Brittany Ferries take to monitoring fuel through enginei
The Cap Finistere is the first of 4 cross channel vessels that Brittany Ferries operate to be installed with enginei.
Tug Malta install enginei on the St. Elmo
New build the St. Elmo is fitted out with enginei at the Zamakona Pasaia Shipyard.
Tarmac invest in enginei
Tarmac Dredging have installed enginei on the City of Westminster.
Swiber Offshore install enginei on their South East Asian fleet