Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston have completed work with Singapore-based FELZ Marine to provide new electronic fuel management systems for two newbuild vessels.
The work involved the supply and commissioning of enginei systems, featuring onboard HMI (human machine interface) and a specially configured remote platform, for the new 28m length fast crew and surfer vessels.
Constructed in Singapore, these vessels are being delivered in the first quarter of 2021 before heading to Nigeria, West Africa, where they will be used to support the operations of offshore oil and gas exploration and production companies.
Offering comprehensive, easy-to-understand fuel data analysis and reporting options, enginei is an advanced Real Time 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 installation of an enginei system in its MV JOSHUUA utility vessel in 2017, FELZ Marine has continued to invest in the online technology to ensure compliance with customer specifications for electronic fuel management systems, which help to improve fleet operations.
Deryk Udonwa, CEO of FELZ Marine, said: “We are investing further in our partnership with Royston and its enginei technology during these challenging times. It’s testament to the system’s ease-of-use, added value features and robustness, and we look forward to seeing the systems successful application on our new vessels.”
The new systems have been overseen by Royston’s Singapore-based operation, which is seeing strong demand from Asia Pacific-based vessel owners and operators for easy-to-use and flexible technology with accurate measurement, control and analysis of fuel consumption data capabilities.
Alexis Nyeo, Royston’s APAC area manager, said: “We are seeing strong interest from customers across the region, who are keen to use advanced technology to deliver greater visibility of operational costs and improved vessel working efficiencies, which enginei provides.”
The new FELZ Marine work takes the number of vessels deploying enginei to more than 350 worldwide, including OSVs such as anchor handlers, jack ups, PSVs and crew boats, operating in West Africa, the North Sea, Asia, Egypt, Mexico and Brazil.
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.