Helm Operations, a Canadian maritime operations platform provider, is collaborating with Bristol-based Reygar to leverage the benefits of digitization as part of a global effort to reduce the maritime sector’s carbon footprint.
The collaborative research and development project, funded by the National Research Council of Canada and Innovate UK’s 2022 “Canada-UK Zero Value Chains – Transportation” call, aims to allow tug and workboat fleet operators around the world to reduce carbon emissions and operating costs. The partners hope to achieve this by further developing the integration between Reygar’s BareFLEET vessel performance monitoring technology and the Helm CONNECT fleet management modules, with an on-vessel link up between Reygar’s telematics unit and the Helm CONNECT user interface.
The project builds on existing co-operation between Reygar and Helm, who partnered in 2022 to support the roll out of BareFLEET to global marine, energy and logistics provider, Crowley. Crowley worked closely with Reygar and Helm on system integrations to generate essential maintenance, fuel and emissions data.
The use of IoT sensor readings and automation to enhance technical asset management is already showing value in our market and we’re excited that this new integration between BareFLEET and Helm CONNECT will address the growing need for emission reductions and ESG reporting.
..said Nolan Barclay, Helm Operations CEO
The project addresses a key technological challenge for the global marine sector, which has tough targets to meet in its drive towards net zero emissions. The initial scope of work is expected to be complete by May 2024.
This data can be used to reduce the environmental impact of offshore tasks in real time, without adding to anyone’s workload
…said Chris Huxley-Reynard, Reygar CEO
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