December 7, 2020

New enginei Advantage for Norfin Offshore's West Africa Operations

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston have completed the installation of an electronic fuel management system onboard a new Offshore Surfer Crew Boat, which will be operated by Norfin Offshore Group to support its marine and offshore operations in Nigeria.

The scope of work involves the supply of an enginei system, featuring onboard HMIs (human machine interface) and remote web management portal, for their latest new build delivery of the 20m Offshore Surfer Crew Boat, which was designed and constructed in Singapore.

The enginei system was commissioned when the boat arrived in Nigeria in November 2020, where Royston provided training as part of its aftersales care and support package to ensure the operator and crews are fully familiar with EFMS operations.

Offering comprehensive, easy-to-understand fuel data analysis and reporting options, enginei is an advanced fuel monitoring system. It can be installed as part of a comprehensive suite of digital marine technologies, delivering long-term operational efficiency and performance.

Following the installation of similar systems on their 120T BP AHTS and 35m Fast Crew Boat; Norfin Offshore has continued to invest in enginei technology to meet its requirements for cost effective, regionally supported electronic fuel management systems, which help to improve fleet operations.

Norfin Offshore Group provides a comprehensive range of services include Ship Building, Ship Owners & Operators, vessel Managers to various ship owners and Oil Majors in West Africa and the South East Asia region. With the recent launch of Norfin Offshore Shipyard Ltd in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria – the group sees a growing demand for more enginei systems to be installed on its upcoming newbuild OSVs.

Mr Charles Udonwa, Executive Chairman of Norfin Offshore Group, said: “We continue to invest in enginei technology during these challenging times. The system’s ease-of-use, added value features and robustness are very advantageous and will deliver significant benefits to the end users of our upcoming newbuild vessels in 2021.”

The enginei system has been installed by Royston’s Singapore-based operation, which is seeing strong demand from regional vessel owners and operators looking for easy-to-use and flexible technology with accurate measurement, control and analysis of fuel consumption.

Mr Alexis Nyeo, Royston’s APAC Area Manager, said: “Our customers across the region are keen to use advanced technology to deliver greater visibility of operational costs and improved vessel working efficiencies, which enginei provides.”

This latest installation takes the number of vessels deploying enginei to more than 300+ in over 14 countries, including OSVs such as anchor handlers, jack ups, PSVs and crew boats, operating in the UK, Europe, Asia, North Africa, West Africa, North and South America and the Middle East.

enginei uses Coriolis flowmeters and sensors to accurately monitor the fuel being consumed by a vessel’s engine. This provides 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. Information is also 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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