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Minerva Marine turns to BMT for vessel performance monitoring

Posted on: 26 March 2016

BMT SMART (BMT), the specialist fleet and vessel performance management company of BMT Group, has announced the successful installation of its vessel performance monitoring system on board two of Minerva Marine’s chemical tankers, MINERVA LEO and MINERVA TYCHI.

For the most accurate Performance Management, the BMT SMART system combines data collected automatically on-board, from the navigation and automation systems, with data only available on shore, such as accurate Hindcast Metocean data. Through BMT’s web-based SMARTFLEET application the Minerva Marine team can assess and gain insight into the factors impacting the vessels’ performance.  The system also allows shore based personnel to make decisions as to when intervention may be required to help restore performance.

Maria Tsobanoglou, New Buildings and S&P Senior Engineer at Minerva Marine Inc. comments: “BMT has been able to offer a comprehensive package that can fully support our efforts to monitor daily operational costs and optimise fleet performance.  The hardware seamlessly integrates with different on-board automation systems, synchronising easily with the on-board database.

BMT provides flexibility in data display and analysis, with trends and live feedback, making it easier for us to manage our maintenance strategies and quantify the results of an energy saving solution, or calculate the payback period of a particular investment. By helping to enhance our performance profile, BMT’s system provides us with a competitive advantage in the chartering market.”

Simon Hayes, Technical Sales Consultant at BMT SMART explains: “We have worked closely with the team at Minerva Marine to ensure the system is fit for purpose, providing recommendations on the system configurations and delivering a solution that helps to optimise and manage vessel performance.

BMT has further strengthened its relationship with Minerva with an additional order for its Shaft Power Torque Meter and Vessel Performance Monitoring Systems for two new Suezmax tankers, MINERVA KALYSPO and MINERVA EVROPI.

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