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Minerva chooses BMT Smart performance monitoring

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Minerva Leo is one of two Minerva Marine chemical tankers fitted with BMT Smart vessel performance monitoring system

MARCH 24, 2016 — BMT Smart, the BMT Group’s fleet and vessel performance management company reports the successful installation of its vessel performance monitoring system on board two Minerva Marine Inc. chemical tankers, Minerva Leo and Minerva Tychi. 

For accurate performance management, the BMT Smart system combines data collected automatically on-board from the navigation and automation systems, with data only available on shore, such as Hindcast Metocean data.

BMT’s web-based Smartfleet application enables the Minerva Marine team to assess and gain insight into the factors impacting the vessels’ performance. The system also allows shore based personnel to make decisions on when intervention may be required to help restore performance.  

“BMT has been able to offer a comprehensive package that can fully support our efforts to monitor daily operational costs and optimize fleet performance,” says Maria Tsobanoglou, New Buildings and S&P Senior Engineer at Athens headquartered Minerva Marine Inc. “The hardware seamlessly integrates with different on-board automation systems, synchronizing easily with the on-board database.  “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.”

Simon Hayes, Technical Sales Consultant at BMT Smart explains: “We have worked closely with the team at Minerva Marine to ensure the system is fit for purpose, providing recommendations on the system configurations and delivering a solution that helps to optimize and manage vessel performance.  

Other BMT systems ordered by Minerva Marine include shaft power torque meters and vessel performance monitoring systems for two new Suezmax tankers, Minerva Kalyspo and Minerva Evropi.

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