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BP and ExxonMobil request fuel monitors for workboats
By: Martyn Wingrove 30NOV2016

Marine Electronics and Communications

Workboat and offshore vessel owners are installing fuel measurement sensors and remote monitoring services for oil majors such as BP and ExxonMobil, Martyn Wingrove reports from New Orleans. Nautical Control Solutions (NCS) has deployed FuelTrax fuel monitor systems on around 300 workboats, offshore support vessels and commercial ships on the request of the fuel purchasers, the charterers of these vessels.

In the latest contract awards, NCS is deploying FuelTrax on vessels chartered to ExxonMobil for operations offshore Nigeria. According to one of the company’s engineers, FuelTrax is being installed on security and support vessels in the Gulf of Guinea to enable the US oil major to monitor fuel consumption. Around half of the installations have been completed so far.

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