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Petra Perdana Installs BASSnet™ Fleet Management System on AHTS Vessels

Petra Perdana Installs BASSnet™ Fleet Management System on AHTS Vessels

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Oslo, Norway - Leading maritime fleet management systems provider BASS maintained its dominant position in the Malaysian offshore market by concluding a contract with Petra Perdana's wholly owned subsidiary and fleet management company Intra Oil Services Berhad ('Intra Oil'). The deal calls for the installation of BASSnet fleet management systems and solutions on 18 anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

In 2008, Petra Perdana made the decision to install an integrated set of BASSnet procurement, crewing, operations, maintenance and safety management modules for its vessels in order to improve efficiency and results. With increasing competitiveness in the global upstream oil and gas industry, the company recognised the need for an efficient solution to enhance its offshore vessel operations.

"Development expertise, commitment to strong customer support and growing product lines gave us confidence in BASS as a reliable vendor and a long-term partner," says Shamsul Saad, Petra Perdana and Intra Oil executive director. “Their global presence and established track record in servicing some of the world's leading shipowners and ship management companies was the determining factor that made our choice of a reliable and stable integrated solution provider a simple one."

He also sees Intra Oil's BASSnet investment as a strategic approach towards satisfying customer needs in the current competitive and challenging times. “Charterers expect ship-owners to be increasingly efficient in their operations with regard to cost control. The integrated BASSnet applications do exactly that, directly benefitting both ship-owners and charterers,” he added.

"Petra Perdana's choice of BASSnet software gives Intra Oil the basis for decision support and analysis they previously lacked, in a modern technology solution that will stand the test of time," says BASS managing director Per Steinar Upsaker.

The initial stage of project planning has commenced, with the next few phases expected to be carried out through the end of 2009. Implementation of the crewing, procurement, maintenance, safety management and document management solutions are currently underway at Intra Oil headquarters and fleet. The implementation exercise is expected to be completed in 2010.

Global reach, local knowledge

BASS regional manager Mark Ravi's accumulation of south-east Asian market knowledge and understanding has assisted the company's ascent to a leader position in Malaysia and beyond. "The global ship management software market is growing steadily, with customers more open than ever to adopting information technology in increasing ways," says Ravi. "BASS 'first mover' position in developing fleet management solutions based on Microsoft .NET technology gives us the competitive advantage to tap regional shipping markets."