Penguin Orders 16 enginei Units
Royston Diesel Power’s enginei EFMS (electronic fuel management system) has been specified for a range of new specialist maritime security vessels and multi-role crew boats. Sixteen enginei units supplied to Penguin International Limited, the Singapore-based designer and operator of aluminum workboats.
Penguin is building several of its flagship Flex Fighter range of high-speed armored security vessels for antipiracy operations off the coast of Nigeria. New Flex-42X multi-role crew boats will also be destined for its own chartering operations in Southeast Asia.
Work is underway on the two shipbuilding projects, with the first four enginei installations completed and at least a further 12 units scheduled for supply and installation over the coming months.
Powered by three Caterpillar C32 main engines each, the 40-metre Flex Fighter can accommodate up to 12 security personnel and 23 passengers, running at speeds of up to 28 knots. The 42-meter Flex-42X can carry up to 80 passengers and reach a top speed of 30 knots.
Penguin Group’s managing director James Tham, said, “After extensive evaluation, we decided to spec enginei into our security boats and crew boats as a well-balanced EFMS solution for our owners.”
The enginei units, which include Corolis meters for the main engines and generators, are being installed as part of a suite of advanced digital marine technologies, designed to offer enhanced long-term operational safety and efficiency performance.
Greater integration of advanced real-time information tools will be expected to contribute to reducing fuel and operational costs, enabling both the crews and vessel operators to have available detailed real-time engine performance and other mission critical information.
enginei’s sensor technology has been specified to accurately monitor engine fuel consumption, which will be tracked against GPS data, voyage details and operational mode. The data is collected, processed and relayed to bridge and engine room-mounted touchscreen monitors to enable the vessel’s master to adjust vessel speed and take whatever other actions are needed to reduce fuel consumption.
The enginei systems are being supplied by Royston’s local distributors for the Malaya region, CAN Traders and Service Pte. Ltd. Installation of the enginei units is being carried out by Penguin’s team of engineers, while CAN Traders is overseeing the commissioning work. This is the first time Penguin has opted for Royston’s technology.
Sean O’Neill, Royston’s regional sales manager, said the optimization of fuel use and the minimization of emissions is an increasingly important issue in the international marine sector. “We are seeing a lot of interest in our technology from global builders and operators who want to achieve measurable operational and cost savings for their vessels,” he said.