November 1, 2021

EFMS Specified for Strategic Marine Fast Boats

New electronic fuel management systems (EFMS) from marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston have been specified for fast crew boats being supplied to one of the largest vessel operators in South East Asia.

The work sees the supply and commissioning of enginei systems, featuring onboard HMI (human machine interface) and a specially configured remote platform, for three vessels from Singapore-based boat yard, Strategic Marine Pte Ltd.

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.

Strategic Marine continues to design-in enginei capability as part of its vessel systems to ensure compliance with customer specifications for advanced electronic fuel management capabilities, which help to improve fleet operations and overall vessel management.

Erwin Limjoco, project manager at Strategic Marine, said: “We are investing in our partnership with Royston, who work closely with us to seamlessly integrate enginei EFMS technology into our vessel designs. Indeed, specification of the system is testament to its ease-of-use, added value features and robustness, and we look forward to seeing its beneficial application on these latest boats.”

The new systems are being overseen by Royston’s Singapore-based operation, which 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 more than 350 vessels worldwide 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, Royston continues to target fleet owners and operators in the South East Asia market.

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 in an ever-evolving environmental legislative landscape and cut carbon emissions. 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.”

At the heart of system is expanded-on board flowmeter and sensor technology. This gives the advanced system the ability to acquire comprehensive real time engine and vessel performance measurements beyond the usual RPM, GPS and fuel inputs to take in a wide range of other engine control unit outputs.

The data is displayed live through a touch screen bridge display and transmitted remotely to the enginei 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 a vessel.

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