Digitalisation will disrupt the offshore energy sector to create new opportunities for vessel owners and the supply chain
During Riviera Maritime Media’s Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference on 5 February, in London, P&O Maritime chief commercial officer Robert Desai explained how the operator has redefined offshore logistics through digitalisation.
It used technologies to provide complete offshore logistics to energy companies, improve performance, reduce costs and build sustainable business.
“We started to digitalise our business and build algorithms to optimise our supply chain, resulting in efficiencies,” said Mr Desai. “We are reaping the benefits and so are our customers.”
Digitalisation enables energy companies to track their cargo and monitor operations.
“It is a platform for end-to-end logistics as customers want real-time monitoring of cargo delivery,” said Mr Desai. “The key is to have reliability of cargo deliveries with no disruptions.”
P&O Maritime has just introduced a pilot project with ABS for condition-based class of one of its platform supply vessels. It has also partnered with GE Baker Hughes for lube oil monitoring for predictive maintenance, said Mr Desai.
North Sea Shipping is using a cloud-based platform and fleet management software to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions on its vessels. This has helped to monitor performance on DP3 multipurpose vessel North Sea Giant, said North Sea Shipping technical manager Henning Revne. It is using the Maress cloud facility from Yxney Maritime and Unisea’s software for technical fleet management.
Maress and Unisea modules enable North Sea Shipping to visualise the savings it is making since installing batteries on North Sea Giant in 2019. Maress collects data from other cloud databases, such as data stored in Unisea’s facility and displays it on board vessels and for shore managers.
North Sea Shipping is using Unisea’s emissions and daily report modules to track fuel consumption from its vessels daily.
Since introducing batteries on North Sea Giant the operator has saved 900 tonnes of fuel, said Mr Revne.