Saudi Arabia’s Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS) has contracted Netherlands-based Praxis Automation Technology to deliver dynamic positioning systems for its fleet of offshore support vessels (OSVs) operating out of the country.
RVOS, joint venture company between Rawabi Holding and Vallianz Holdings Limited of Singapore, said that the contract includes the retrofit of 14 ships with a Praxis Automation Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, including the integration to the ship’s power distribution system and control systems.
Jerome Lin, Commercial Director at Praxis Automation Far East in Singapore said that Praxis DP system is designed to be an accurate, as well as reliable, and cost effective solution for shipyards and ship-owners throughout the world, building on the same Mega Guard hardware & software automation platform as used on its Vessel Management System (VMS).
“When it comes to technical support, our unique remote diagnostic platform allows for troubleshooting of the system from the office, without the need for dispatching a service engineer onboard the vessel. This will increase the uptime of the vessel as well as reduce time and service cost for our customer. With this contract, we again prove to be a world class player for Dynamic Positioning System supplier for the Oil& Gas shipbuilding market,” Lin added.
Elisa Woodward, Director at Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS) said: “ The DP solution offered by Praxis, integrated with their remote support system, is also in sync with RVOS’s strategy for complete vessel digital connectivity, resulting in higher operational efficiency. We look forward to embarking this new journey in collaboration with Praxis.”