Saudi Aramco opts for Ascenz fuel monitoring technology

Ascenz’s Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) will be installed across Saudi Aramco’s offshore fleet.

Ascenz is working on the project in partnership with Credence Offshore, its authorised partner in the Middle East.  A pilot was initially completed in Saudi Aramco’s Tanajib base, where the system was commissioned on Zamil 301, the first Saudi Aramco chartered vessel to be fitted with the EFMS.

As part of the project delivery, Ascenz demonstrated the system’s proof-of-concept integrating onboard and onshore functionalities to track and monitor fuel usage. Onboard sensors and Coriolis mass flow meters are used for ship data collection.

Data is compressed, encrypted, and transmitted to the Cloud for advanced computation. Leveraging marine data analytics, the online vessel management portal then transforms the data into performance insights, delivering these insights across multiple intuitive dashboards onboard.

Ascenz notes that the process is undertaken in real-time and with full automation, providing all stakeholders with visibility and traceability of vessel performance.

Onboard and onshore teams receive comprehensive daily reports showing key performance indicators for fleet-wide fuel consumption activities, data quality and alerts when benchmarks are exceeded.

Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT Group, commented: ‘As digitalisation gains momentum in the maritime industry, fuel monitoring will be a game-changer which will shape the future of sustainable shipping. We are honoured to be part of Saudi Aramco’s digital transformation journey enabling fuel-efficient smart vessels.’

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes