Fourteen Saudi Arabian OSVs will be retrofitted with dynamic positioning class 2 capability
Saudi Arabia’s Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services has contracted Netherlands-based Praxis Automation Technology to deliver dynamic positioning systems for its fleet of OSVs operating out of Saudi Arabia. The contract includes retrofitting 14 ships with a Praxis Automation dynamic positioning (DP) class 2 system and integrating them into the ship’s power distribution system and control systems.
Praxis Automation Far East commercial director Jerome Lin said the company’s DP system builds on the same Mega Guard hardware and software automation platform used in its vessel management system (VMS). Mr Lin said Praxis provides technical support using its remote diagnostic platform that “allows for troubleshooting of the system from the office, without dispatching a service engineer on board the vessel. This will increase the uptime of the vessel and reduce time and service cost for our customer”.
Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS) director Elisa Woodward, said, “Cost efficiencies and timely support from our equipment suppliers has always been a key factor in our successful operation in the GCC region. The professional and customer-centric DP solution offered by Praxis, integrated with their remote support system, is also in sync with RVOS’s strategy for complete vessel digital connectivity, resulting in higher operational efficiency”.
RVOS is a 50-50 joint venture between Rawabi Holding and Vallianz Holdings Limited of Singapore