Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a new process to enable its Machinery Maintenance Application (MMA) to connect directly to the K-Fleet service from Kongsberg Digital, allowing vessel operators to directly transfer required maintenance data form the ship to the classification society.
The first such connection between BV’s MMA and a vessel owner’s Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) went live at the beginning of April, for Swedish shipping company Furetank.
Using this new connector, the vessel’s list of equipment (LOE) and maintenance report data is pushed automatically from Kongsberg K-Fleet. When the Machinery Maintenance Audit is requested by the vessel operator, the Bureau Veritas Surveyor will log into BV’s Machinery Maintenance Application and generate the maintenance report for the time period in question with the latest data received. K-Fleet will then continue to update with new data on a regular schedule until a new request for an annual, occasional or renewal audit is received.
“This is a significant step forward in supporting ship owners, operators and managers with their machinery maintenance requirements. Jointly developed by Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg, it is a great example of how two leading digital solutions can be integrated to meet the needs of vessel operators,” said Laurent Hentges, Digital Solutions and Transformation Vice President at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.
“This collaboration with Kongsberg also highlights our ambition to take advantage of new technology and data exchange to advance the digitalisation to support class surveys, as well as support our clients with their digital transformation.”
“Our aim is to replicate this first connection done with Furetank with other ship owners and CMMS. Data acquired will also open the door for data analytics and optimised maintenance models in the future.”
BV’s Machinery Maintenance Application (MMA) was launched in 2022 to support direct digital connections to ship operators’ Computer Machinery Maintenance Systems (CMMS) and accelerate the transition to optimised machinery maintenance schemes.