ABERDEEN- headquartered maritime technology and consultancy business, Tymor Marine, has launched an “innovative” new digital technology designed to improve the efficiency, cost and operational impact of performing statutory deadweight audits on commercial and naval vessels.
Tymor said once installed it’s new system, called DeadW8.net (DW8), will reduce the cost of future deadweight vessel audits by up to 75% with the greatest benefits being realised by larger types of vessels, including oil and gas FPSOs, cruise ships or warships that have bigger crews and multiple changes in deadweight that are not always obvious.
But the system is applicable to any vessel operator wishing to streamline work, improve efficiency and reduce cost.
Tymor are planning a commercial roll-out of DW8 this year and the company has already received its first order from a leading international offshore drilling contractor.
The new technology allows vessel owners and operators to move from a manual, third-party onboard inspection audit, which often interrupts commercial operations, to a secure web-based software system which records and tracks historic information over time.
Kevin Moran, Tymor managing director, said: “DeadW8.net is a unique resource that will last for the life of the vessel, delivering cumulative intelligence, cost and efficiency savings and enhanced safety. Once installed, the system is completely independent, allowing any crew member, auditor or third-party to utilise it.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have accelerated investment in R&D to deliver new technology and improve operational efficiencies in the maritime sector.
“The introduction of DeadW8.net complements our remote auditing service, which was introduced earlier this year. The commercial roll-out of DW8 is now underway. We are delighted to have received our first order from a major drilling contractor.”
Tymor will also work with their long-standing charitable partner, Mercy Ships, to ensure they are one of the first organisations to benefit on their new build hospital ship, the Global Mercy.