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Thursday, September 24, 2020 

The Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of India is to install ABB Ability Tekomar Xpert engine performance monitoring and diagnostic software across its fleet of 46 tankers and bulk carriers, following a successful trial on two vessels.

ABB Turbocharging’s Tekomar Xpert system will allow onboard analysis of engine performance across the fleet, providing instant diagnostics and optimisation recommendations. Previously GESCO relied on manual measurements and monthly data analysis, with its performance management department manually compiling submissions for the EU MRV regulation and IMO’s Data Collection System for carbon emissions.

Anjan Kumar Sahu, Head of Technical, GESCO, said: “Our fleet has been growing and we wanted monitoring software that could help to analyse engine performance and guide us to better-running engines. After several meetings with ABB we installed Tekomar Xpert on two vessels. The feedback from our superintendents was that the software identified engine issues and potential future issues.”

ABB claims a main benefit of Tekomar Xpert is cutting the cost and time needed to identify the cause of engine problems. Engine makers often require further data at specified loads to isolate the cause of an engine problem, leading to further delay in resolving issues. Tekomar Xpert can identify root causes of engine performance deviations automatically during normal operation, minimising delay and facilitating rapid corrective action.

Rajendra Gaikwad, Head of Service Business, ABB Turbocharging India, said: “Tekomar Xpert will enable GESCO to instantly analyse and drill down into the engine data it is recording to improve troubleshooting and optimize engine performance. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with GESCO and are honoured by this sign of confidence from one of the biggest names in Indian shipping.”

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