Saudi Aramco begins offshore fleet roll-out of Ascenz fuel monitoring system

Saudi Aramco has agreed to deploy an Electronic Fuel Monitoring System from Ascenz across its entire offshore fleet to optimise fleet performance, following the conclusion of a single-vessel pilot.

The pilot programme was completed at Saudi Aramco’s Tanajib base, where the system was commissioned on Zamil 301, the first Saudi Aramco chartered vessel to be fitted with the technology.

As part of the project delivery, Ascenz was asked to perform a proof-of-concept demonstrating how the system integrates onboard and onshore processes to track and monitor fuel usage.

Onboard sensors and Coriolis Mass Flow Meters are used for ship data collection, with that data then compressed, encrypted, and transmitted to the Cloud for analysis. An online vessel management portal then arranges that data into performance insights for viewing across multiple dashboards. Ascenz says that the process happens in real-time and is fully automated.

Onboard and shore teams are equipped with daily reports showing key performance indicators for fleet-wide fuel consumption activities, with alerts when benchmarks are exceeded.

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