Chevron Shipping partners with ABS for fleet management

2 September 2020 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2020 15:42)

Chevron Shipping Company has partnered with ABS for digital fleet management, using ABS Smart notations for its vessels.

Chevron Shipping Company has partnered with ABS for digital fleet management, using ABS Smart notations for its vessels.

The ABS maintenance optimisation notation SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring) will be installed on Suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager.

The Polaris Voyager is expected to receive the notation in the future, along with more vessels in the fleet.

Pegasus Voyager is the first ABS-classed vessel that qualified for the notation. ABS and Chevron will partner to digitalise the fleet of 28 vessels.

The Asset Integrity team of Chevron and the ABS Digital Solutions team have partnered to work on the digital strategies to promote enhanced risk management, modernise the class interface and boost asset availability.

ABS Digital Solutions senior vice-president Kash Mahmood 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.

“As a leader in maritime digital technologies, ABS is proud to be working with industry leaders such as Chevron to challenge traditional approaches and develop advanced services for the benefit of our clients and members.”

Chevron Shipping Asset Integrity manager Steve Brady added: “We value the opportunity to partner with ABS and further utilise the investment Chevron Shipping has made with predictive maintenance tools.

“The ABS Smart Function approved technology provided by the DEI Group is installed on 20 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.”

The notation will permit the two companies to align the strategies for maintenance for the two vessels to specific survey approaches based on conditions.

In July, ABS launched a suite of fleet management and vessel compliance services that will be powered by smart functionality and advanced analytics.