The TM Master application includes crewing, maintenance, purchasing and stock control within the same system, with the aim of facilitating fleet management.
Under a five-year agreement, Singapore-headquartered RK Offshore will lease the software from Tero Marine for a contractually fixed annual sum, which has not been disclosed.
The Bergen-based developer says that the leasing contract covers 26 RK Offshore supply ships, with the possibility of extending this to an additional 15 vessels.
The company adds that implementation of its software on RK Offshore ships is in progress, and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
“We aim to ensure the process is as error free as possible,” said Satish Kanakasabai, technical manager at the Tero Marine office in Singapore.
“For the system to deliver optimum performance from the word go, we make sure everyone using the software is properly trained first.”
Rupesh Tiwari, of RK Offshore, noted that the leasing element of the contract has been an attractive option because it helps to keep operating costs predictable.
“This gives us greater flexibility, as it means we do not have to make a heavy investment in advance,” he also said.