The Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) is to install ABB AbilityTekomar XPERT engine performance monitoring and diagnostic software across its fleet of 46 tankers and bulk carriers.
The development, marking the first time that India’s largest private ship owner has rolled out fleetwide engine monitoring software, follows a successful trial on two vessels.
ABB Turbocharging’s Tekomar XPERT system will allow onboard analysis of engine performance across GESCO’s fleet, providing immediate diagnostics and optimisation recommendations as opposed to the previous manual measurements and monthly data analysis.
ABB said that the tool will also simplify the task of GESCO’s performance management department, which analyses engine data from all vessels and compiles submissions for the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification regulation and IMO’s Data Collection System for carbon emissions.
Anjan Kumar Sahu, Head of Technical, GESCO, said: ‘Our fleet has been growing and we wanted monitoring software that could help to analyse engine performance and guide us to better-running engines. After several meetings with ABB we installed Tekomar XPERT on two vessels. The feedback from our superintendents was that the software identified engine issues and potential future issues.’
Rajendra Gaikwad, Head of Service Business, ABB Turbocharging India, added: ‘Tekomar XPERT will enable GESCO to instantly analyse and drill down into the engine data it is recording to improve troubleshooting and optimise engine performance. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with GESCO and are honoured by this sign of confidence from one of the biggest names in Indian shipping.’