Robert Houston, President, Mideast and Marorka’s Middle East Regional Director Georg Haraldsson

Marorka lands Mideast energy management VLCC fleet contract

Mideast Ship Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), has chosen Marorka, the leading energy management system provider, to deliver ship performance monitoring solutions for 26 VLCC Mideast tankers. The Marorka systems will enable crew and management to optimize their vessels’ performance and consequently reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

This step is in accordance with the environmental responsibility focus that flows through Mideast: the commitment to ensure that all vessels are operated with minimum risk to the environment and sea life. A commitment on this scale requires huge investment. All Bahri vessels currently have modern fuel saving technologies, use advance coatings to reduce the amount of fuel they consume, implement precautionary principles and promote the use of best environment practice.

Marorka’s Regional Director Georg Haraldsson states: “We at Marorka are delighted that Mideast has chosen Marorka as their trusted energy management solutions provider. It has been a pleasure to work with them towards the most effective solutions that will bring real results to our valued customer”.

Ole Skatka Jensen CEO of Marorka stated: “We will provide Mideast with a holistic approach to energy savings through data-driven fleet performance monitoring. Our system’s automatic data collection, combined with manual noon reports, will provide Mideast with a valuable monitoring tool to further improve their energy efficiency. The Marorka energy management solution will enable them to reduce their fuel costs, and it harmonizes with their environmental commitments.”

“The advantage of automated data collection, hybrid reporting systems and state-of-the-art fleet performance tools is immense, both for reporting purposes and for environmental reasons. This contract is in line with our dedication to be among the world’s leading ship management companies, and it demonstrates our commitment to fulfilling our responsibilities to maintain a friendly and healthy environment,” says Robert Houston, President, Mideast.

“For the last six months, we have been running a pilot project using energy management systems installed on four of our vessels. This process clearly showed us the benefits of the systems. After an initial start-up period, we identified areas for savings as a direct result of the installation and correct utilization of the Marorka system. From both the installation and consultancy perspectives, the process has been excellent,” states Venkatesh Radhakrishnan, Fleet Manager, Mideast.

Mideast Ship Management Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri). It was established in the year 1997 to render quality ship management services to Bahri and other companies.