Offshore energy logistics company Topaz Energy and Marine (Topaz) is partnering with marine fuel management company FUELTRAX on advanced fuel tracking and reporting.
Topaz has installed FUELTRAX across 21 of its vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance. FUELTRAX uses automated operational and fuel data collection and couples it with precise in-transit efficiency recommendations to provide vessels located anywhere in the world with electronic records.
Digitalisation offers tremendous opportunities for the maritime industry across all sectors and disciplines, and operators are now increasingly acknowledging its importance. As our clients’ demands evolve and shift towards a need for a range of services and solutions, the onus of fuel monitoring will eventually fall on the vessel owners. Through the installation of FUELTRAX, we, as an early adopter of this solution, are ready to face this challenge, and look forward to using FUELTRAX in our attempt to reduce fuel consumption and thereby the environmental footprint of our vessels,” said chief operating officer of Topaz, Martin Helweg.
The market is recognising the need for automated digitalisation in fuel management and is accepting electronic fuel monitoring systems as the standard solution. It’s important that we continue to recognise and support our clients who see this standard on the horizon, and who are taking action to stay ahead of the curve. Our partnership with Topaz is a testament to this shift in the industry, and we look forward to supporting them through this advancement,” stated Anthony George, CEO, FUELTRAX.
Topaz has also adopted FUELTRAX Vision, a new onboard surveillance system that provides a remote view of onboard surveillance footage, stored in a secure database and correlated with onboard fuel activities.
This article was originally published on Digital Ship.