Categories: London, News, Port of London AuthorityPublished On: 03.02.2020296 words1.5 min read

PLA underscores best practice approach to vessel monitoring with extended roll-out of BareFLEET

January 30, 2020

Chris Huxley-Reynard

The Port of London Authority boosts operational efficiencies at second-largest port in the UK with BareFLEET advanced remote monitoring system.

The Port of London Authority (PLA), which is responsible for the safety of navigation on the tidal Thames, has signed a new deal with Reygar Ltd for the expansion of BareFLEET, Reygar’s advanced remote monitoring system, across PLA’s varied fleet of multi-cat, crewboat, and survey vessels.

Ahigh level of fleet serviceability and operational efficiency is a key priority for the PLA. By investing inthe latest in fully integratedfleet health and performance monitoring, the PLA are taking a best practice, data-based approach to the operation of its varied fleet.

As well as informing the PLA’s preventative maintenance strategy by monitoring engine health and performance, BareFLEET provides the PLA’s operations team with a complete understanding of fuel consumption, engine efficiency, and CO2 emissions across their varied fleet of workboats. Following an initial contract for ten BareFLEET systems, the business has now signed an agreement with Reygar for 14 further installations.

Chris Huxley-Reynard, Engineering Director, Reygar, said: “It is essential thatBritish ports remain competitive internationally as we negotiate our future international trading relationships -and ensuring our ports, waterways, and the vessels that use them are effectively and efficiently managed is key to this goal.

“A more comprehensive adoption of BareFLEET will further streamline the PLA’spreventative and planned maintenancestrategy,ensuring maximum availability for its versatile fleet of vessels whilst reducing unnecessary expenditure. By pulling all critical data streams from the vessel into a single portal, the PLA’s operations team will havethe oversight and flexibility to make further improvementsto how downtime is . . . .

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