Singapore-based aluminium crewboat builder Penguin International Limited has selected Fueltrax as its electronic fuel monitoring system (EFMS) solution provider for its Flex Fighter range of armoured multi-role security boats
Penguin will also install Fueltrax on its fleet of Flex-42X executive fast crewboats to satisfy the increased demand for reliable fuel consumption and tracking by vessel owners and charterers.
Penguin runs a self-funded build-for-stock programme that features Flex crew boats and security boats and also undertakes owner-specific build-to-order and repair projects for a variety of high-speed craft.
One of the world’s top builders of mid-sized aluminium crewboats, Penguin has delivered close to 200 aluminium workboats, patrol craft and passenger ferries, including over 120 of its proprietary-designed Flex security boats and crewboats since 1995.
“Penguin’s reputation as an industry leader for security boats and crewboats is built on a philosophy of constantly raising standards for ourselves and the industry at large,” said Penguin managing director James Tham. “With Fueltrax, we share that same belief in continuous improvement and never taking anything for granted”.
“Fueltrax sets high standards and focuses on customer satisfaction through dedicated remote support and long-term system reliability, which is crucial to every vessel delivered by Penguin,” Mr Tham added. “This is why we have made Fueltrax our EFMS standard.”
Each Fueltrax EFMS installation on board Penguin’s Flex series vessels will meet the stringent standards for EFMS designated by the growing number of charter mandates for oil majors globally. Fueltrax global operations director John Donovan called the Flex “an extraordinary craft”. He added, “With systems such as Uptime’s motion-compensated gangway, Humphree’s active ride control, and Fueltrax EFMS included as standard features, the Flex is setting even higher standards in safety, performance, and transparency in the market”.
Fueltrax currently operates on board six Penguin Flexes, with another eight to 10 installations to be completed through 2019 and an additional 12 to 15 systems through to 2020.