Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston’s electronic fuel management system (EFMS) has been specified for fast crew boats used by one of the largest offshore support vessel operators in South East Asia, Centus Marine Sdn Bhd.
The new work sees the supply and commissioning of an enginei system for the ‘Centus Eleven’ boat. This is the fourth enginei technology supplied to the Malaysia-based provider of fast crew boats with two more systems – for the ‘Centus Twelve’ and ‘Centus Thirteen’ boats – coming on stream by the end of Q1 2023.
The latest scope of work involves a system featuring onboard HMI (human machine interface) and remote monitoring platform, designed to deliver real time fuel consumption data analysis for improved fleet operations and overall vessel management.
Offering easy-to-understand fuel data analysis and reporting options, enginei is an advanced fuel monitoring system that can be installed as part of a comprehensive suite of digital marine technologies, delivering long-term vessel efficiency and improved operational performance.
The data is displayed live through a touch screen bridge display and transmitted remotely to the web portal where the state-of-the-art interface enables the rapid production of intuitive online reports and trending graphs, as well as providing alerts and map dashboard tracking with weather overlays, showing a detailed operational profile for the ‘Centus Eleven’.
An expanded-on board flowmeter, which comes with proprietary technology offering diagnostic, monitoring and verification functions according to international standards, is a key component of the installed system. This has been integrated with enginei to provide remote sensor verification and performance status without interrupting vessel operation. In addition, sensor verification is traceable and can be documented in compliance with relevant standards and norms.
Centus Marine continues to specify enginei for its fast crew boats, which are built by Singapore-based boat yard, Strategic Marine Pte Ltd, to ensure compliance for advanced electronic fuel management capabilities and performance.
Derick Soo, general manager at Centus Marine, said:
We are investing in advanced EFMS to improve our fleet operations and ensure compliance with our customers own vessel efficiency specifications. enginei is easy-to-use, delivers a host of added value features and is extremely robust. We look forward to continuing to benefit as we bring in more systems over the next 12 months across our operations.
Royston’s Singapore-based operation, which is overseeing this latest enginei commission, continues to see strong demand from Asia Pacific-based vessel owners and operators for easy-to-use technology with accurate measurement, control and analysis of fuel consumption data capabilities.
With over 350 vessels worldwide currently featuring enginei systems, including OSVs such as anchor handlers, jack ups, PSVs and crew boats, operating in West Africa, the North Sea, Asia, Egypt, Mexico and Brazil, fleet owners and operators in the South East Asia market are a key target for the company’s products and services.
Royston’s regional director Alexis Nyeo, said the optimisation of fuel use and the reduction of carbon emissions are critical for vessel operators. He added: “Fleet operators are investing in advanced digital solutions to boost vessel performance and reduce carbon emissions in an ever-evolving environmental landscape.
“They want to achieve measurable operational improvements and cost savings, so technology such as enginei is critical to providing the meaningful insights needed to deliver advantageous operational performance more quickly and efficiently.”