Krill Systems completes installation and sea-trial on three vessels for the Royal Dutch Shell Alaska project
Krill Systems Inc. announces the successful installation and sea trial of Krill Vessel Fuel
Measurement and Monitoring Systems onboard three support vessels operating as
part of the Shell Alaska arctic offshore drilling project.
The Krill VFMMS systems were
installed in Seattle at the beginning of July, after which the vessels
immediately departed for Alaska waters, where they will begin support
Two Shell-chartered drilling
ships, Kulluk and Noble Discoverer, are on their way to Dutch Harbor in
Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain having departed Seattle on June 27. A third, mobile
offshore drilling unit, Arctic Challenger, is due join them as soon as final U.S.
Coast Guard inspections and approvals are completed.
The Krill VFMMS systems installed
on the three support vessels will measure the amount of fuel these vessels consume,
in real time, and report the data back to company headquarters, Krill says. The
data will be used to accurately record fuel use and, also, provide the
opportunity to reduce fuel consumption and manage emissions.
Krill Systems uses Microsoft SQL server
database technology to record all sensor data with 2-second resolution and
storage capacity of at least one year with unlimited roll-over capacity. Any communication
system including cellular or satellite internet access, supporting standard
SMTP email protocols, may be used to transmit customizable reports and sensor
data menus, in Excel format, to any number of operators, anywhere, with no
monthly fees or charges.
“Once again, we are pleased to
have become part of such an important project,” says Brian Staton, Krill’s vice-president
of sales and marketing, in a company press release. “The Krill VFMMS systems
installed on these vessels will allow them to operate with maximum fuel
efficiency resulting in both substantial fuels savings costs and environmental