Hamburg-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) has secured a contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for its fleet of 55 vessels.
Tekomar XPERT, a smart engine performance diagnostics software was adopted by CCPO during its initial release in 2015. In June, Tekomar XPERT for fleet web application was launched with the German ship manager confirming its continued support of the software for performance monitoring and management.
Tekomar XPERT for fleet is a subscription-based solution that features all standard features found in the original Tekomar XPERT application with the additional fleet functionality specifically developed to support management decisions.
The software benefits from an easy to access web application interface, which provides accurate insight into engine performance from fleet to vessel level through key performance indicators (KPIs) such as engine health, optimisation potential and fleet performance benchmarking. These KPIs provide a helicopter view of engine performance across an entire fleet regardless of engine make, type and age. Ships and fleets are listed according to current performance and provide the technical management with an immediate indication on their status.
According to ABB, it facilitates the benchmarking and ranking of engines, vessels and fleets and the user-friendly dashboard can be customised according to role.
Tekomar XPERT for fleet also identifies the necessary adjustments required for vessels to reach optimum engine performance and efficiency at a fleet wide level, creating both fuel and emissions savings.
“We are always looking to adopt the latest technological advances to minimise our environmental footprint; this is a key driver for us when procuring services and products,” said Christoph Gessner, managing director, CCPO “With Tekomar XPERT for fleet, through optimising our engine health, we can minimize costs and the environmental footprint, and in return we can pass on these benefits to our customers.”
Beat Güttinger, head of Tekomar, ABB Turbocharging said: “We are continuously looking to improve our offerings to more advanced solutions and supporting our customers to differentiate themselves in the market. Our long-standing positive relationship with CCPO, being an early adopter of our latest web application on CCPO’s entire fleet, demonstrates their confidence in ABB’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to the market.”
Tekomar XPERT can be used with any diesel or gas engine, irrespective of manufacturer, type, age or size. There is no hardware to install and the application can be dropped into the shipping company’s normal IT system.
More than 1,500 vessels have been equipped with the software to date.