You are Home   »   News   »   View Article

Collaborative approach delivers major step forward in vessel monitoring services

Friday, April 28, 2017

Leading supply base operator ASCO has joined forces with Ultra Electronics to deliver an important step forward in vessel monitoring services.

Working in collaboration with Ultra Electronics Surveillance & Security Systems (ULTRA), ASCO has been awarded a major, long-term contract by an international operator for the provision of integrated collision avoidance monitoring which improves marine safety.

Thanks to the alliance, Ultra Electronics will use multiple platform-based radar early warning systems (REWS) to detect and gather vessel data to address the risks posed to offshore installations by marine traffic. This data will then be sent onshore to be centrally monitored and co-ordinated by ASCO's control room team which includes master mariners providing a 24/7, 365 day a year service. The data will also be tracked by offshore platforms and Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs).

ASCO UK CEO Craig Lennox commented: 'This announcement is particularly timely in view of the ongoing efforts by the Marine Safety Forum's 500m safety zone industry work group. Ultimately, our goal is to combine existing radar capability and supplement it with the innovative technology and skill of both organisations to create an interconnected network for the North Sea vessel market - and that is a very exciting prospect.'

Craig Revie of Ultra Electronics added: 'By partnering with ASCO, we are offering an innovative partnership which will deliver significant benefits across the life of the project. Providing monitoring and safety systems that reduce manpower and increase opportunities for the efficient deployment of assets, ULTRA hope to expand this approach to other offshore operators in the North Sea and other regions to support cost saving during these challenging times.'



Associated Companies
» ASCI
comments powered by Disqus

CREATE A FREE MEMBERSHIP

To attend our free events, receive our newsletter, and receive the free colour Digital Energy Journal.

FEATURED VIDEO

Malaysia at the forefront of Data Economy: An overview of the National Big Data Analytics Initiative
Somasundaram Nagappan
from Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

DIGITAL ENERGY JOURNAL

Latest Edition Feb-March 2018
Feb 2018

Download latest and back issues

COMPANIES SUPPORTING ONE OR MORE DIGITAL ENERGY JOURNAL EVENTS INCLUDE

Learn more about supporting Digital Energy Journal