ABS and Chevron take first step on new digital journey

The Suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager has become the first vessel in Chevron’s fleet to receive the ABS SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring) notation.

Chevron’s Polaris Voyager is on course to be the next ship in the company’s fleet to receive the notation.

In a statement sent to today (1 September), ABS said the notation for Pegasus Voyager is ‘just the beginning of ABS and Chevron’s journey to condition-based maintenance for the company’s fleet of 28 vessels’.

Kash Mahmood, ABS Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions, said: ‘Together, ABS and Chevron are shaping the next generation of maintenance methodologies, delivering future class services and driving the evolution of maritime safety in a digital world.’

Steve Brady, Asset Integrity Manager, Chevron Shipping, added: ‘We value the opportunity to partner with ABS and further utilize the investment Chevron Shipping has made with predictive maintenance tools. The ABS Smart Function approved technology provided by the DEI Group is installed on twenty of Chevron’s vessels and clearly demonstrating value. The system provides visibility into equipment health that is unavailable with any other monitoring systems allowing us to quickly identify and act on degrading conditions. Not only do these tools make our vessels more reliable, but they also reduce our costs by avoiding expensive equipment failures.’

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor