Oldendorff Carriers has awarded a contract to the UK’s Datum Electronics to supply shaft power torque meters to optimise its ship performance monitoring systems.

As part of the contract, Datum Electronics will deliver and install its Datum Shaft Power Meter systems, which will be integrated with Oldendorff’s existing ship performance monitoring systems.

Installation of the shaft power torque meters is set to allow Oldendorff to support its strategy of reducing fuel consumption and emissions from its vessel fleet.

Oldendorff is also implementing fleet and ship performance monitoring systems in order to lower the company’s carbon footprint, as well as enhance the technical and operational efficiency of the vessel fleet.

More than 90% of the vessels owned by Oldendorff are environmentally friendly.

“In addition, Datum Electronics will install its Ship Torsion Meters on board the entire fleet of vessels owned by Oldendorff.”

Oldendorff Carriers junior projects manager Felix Lemke said: “For us, the big advantage of the Datum Torque meter is its modular design. As the rotor belt’s size is adjustable, it can fit on any size of shaft, which gives the system great flexibility.

“The installations are carried out by very knowledgeable and well-experienced commissioning engineers, which is complemented by an excellent level of pre and after-sales support provided by the broader Datum team.

“The Datum Torque meter plays an important role in the efficient operation of our performance monitoring system by generating reliable data, which we can use to optimise voyages and maintain our fleet.”

In addition, Datum Electronics will install its Ship Torsion Meters on board the entire fleet of vessels owned by Oldendorff.

The Ship Torsion Meters are specifically designed for use in commercial vessels with single or multiple shaft installations.

They are capable of offering ongoing power monitoring data on ships for fuel efficiency and scheduling equipment maintenance programmes.