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Minerva Marine installs BMT SMART vessel data systems

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BMT SMART (BMT) has announced that it has completed installation of its vessel performance monitoring system on board two of Minerva Marine’s chemical tankers, Leo and Tychi.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The system combines data collected automatically on board, from the navigation and automation systems, with data only available on shore, such as Hindcast Metocean data.

Using BMT’s web-based SMARTFLEET application the Minerva Marine team can use this data to assess factors impacting vessel performance. The system also allows shore based personnel to make decisions as to when intervention may be required.

“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 onboard automation systems, synchronising easily with the onboard database,” said Maria Tsobanoglou, new buildings and S&P senior engineer at Minerva Marine. 

“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.”

In addition to the Leo and Tychi installations, Minerva has also made an additional order for BMT Shaft Power Torque Meter and Vessel Performance Monitoring Systems for two new Suezmax tankers, the Kalypso and Evropi.{/mprestriction}

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