Closer co-operation and integration between two leading information providers will enhance energy efficiency and reduce costs for fleets of support ships.
Operational support software provider UniSea has taken an ownership stake in energy efficiency specialist Yxney to deliver integrated solutions to offshore support vessel owners.
UniSea chief executive Kurt Roar Vilhelmsen said UniSea ship and fleet management software simplifies vessel owners’ work processes through digitalisation. Yxney uses UniSea data and software to reduce fuel consumption, costs, and the environmental impact of vessels operating in offshore oil and gas and renewables.
“We see exciting opportunities and added benefits for our customers through closer co-operation and integration of our solutions,” said Mr Vilhelmsen.
Their collaboration will allow vessel owners running UniSea software to roll out the Yxney Maress energy efficiency management tool across their fleets in one quick step.
“Closer collaboration between the two companies will allow us to provide even more efficient data flows, ensuring added value of the data for our customers,” said Yxney chief executive Gjord Simen Sanna.
“We believe the strategic partnership between Yxney and UniSea will benefit all stakeholders. We will combine our expertise to meet growing demand for data-driven energy efficiency solutions for the offshore industry, and to assist shipowners in creating real business value from their own data.”
In November 2018, one of the world's largest owners of OSVs, Tidewater, signed a contract with UniSea for digitalising business processes related to HSEQ and operations. Under the terms of the contract, Tidewater will implement UniSea modules for procedures and manuals, incident reporting, environmental and fuel consumption reporting, risk assessments, international ship and port facility security codes, permit to work, audits and more.
Solstad digitalised its fleet operations and reduced operating costs using the Yxney Maress energy efficiency management tool in 2018.