Teekay is to roll out a fleetwide engine diagnostics software system from ABB to improve its monitoring of overall engine health and performance, as well as CO2 emissions data, across 54 Suezmax and Aframax tankers.
The company has used ABB’s Tekomar XPERT system to monitor its vessels’ engines since 2015, and will now supplement that application with the Tekomar XPERT for fleet service to gain greater insight into the performance of its ships as a group.
While Tekomar XPERT monitors the engines on an individual vessel to deliver diagnostics, Tekomar XPERT for fleet includes a management tool which enables benchmarking across the fleet, highlighting further opportunities for optimising engine operations.
The company will be able to access data like fleetwide engine health and annual CO2 emission savings potential through the Tekomar Fleet Portal. Information will also be integrated into Teekay’s Vessel Balanced Scorecard, a proprietary tool that collects data generated by operations systems into a daily digital dashboard for each vessel.
“By proactive diagnostics and maintaining optimum engine performance across the fleet Tekomar XPERT not only enhances reliability and voyage performances but also assists meeting our emission targets. We thank ABB for developing such a pragmatic and user-friendly solution,” said Manoharan Jeganathan, Vessel Manager, Teekay.