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Single portal supports expansion

Investment in a single-portal vessel and crew reporting system is supporting the expansion of European operations for CTV firm HST.

The combination of Reygar's BareFLEET and CrewSmart creates a central point of access for fleet-wide performance and operational reporting, significantly cutting HST's administrative burden and enabling crews to focus on maximising ‘time on turbine’ whilst empowering the shore team to expand operational capabilities with innovative new vessels like the HST Ella, a hybrid Chartwell 24.

Christopher Monan, COO, HST, said: “HST has commissioned an integrated system to deliver complete oversight over our fleet and personnel compliance, as well as to stay on top of vessel health. Having a central point of access for fleet-wide performance and operational reporting has significantly cut our administrative burden across the board - enabling crews to focus on maximising ‘time on turbine’ whilst empowering the shore team to expand our operational capabilities with innovative new vessels like the HST Ella, a hybrid Chartwell 24.”

Christopher continued: “Accessed via CrewSmart’s vessel diary feature, BareFLEET’s reporting allows us to demonstrate to our clients where we add the most value. We can provide evidence to illustrate which conditions our vessels operate best in, how these conditions effect the vessel, and demonstrate our safety record in a clear, concise manner. This data not only allows us to make informed operational decisions around which vessels to deploy to which projects, but also improves our understanding of our suitability to tender to specific projects.”

BareFLEET and CrewSmart’s integrated reporting function also supports HST’s aim to be as open and communicative as possible with its clients, a positive relationship building exercise that the firm believes is key to its ongoing success.

Chris Huxley Reynard, Managing Director, Reygar Ltd, said: “While BareFLEET was initially created to drive operational and commercial efficiencies for vessel operators, a key feature of the platform that has emerged over the last couple of years is how it allows leading operators like HST to respond directly to their end customer’s priorities. We are able to support HST’s focus on operator-to-project owner transparency by creating client-specific reporting templates that bring each company’s KPI’s front and centre.

“The BareFLEET system also leaves HST well placed to bring innovative new vessels into the fleet. For example, HST have commissioned the largest battery bank option for its new Chartwell 24, HST Ella, and our vessel health and performance monitoring function will support HST in demonstrating that it is possible to eradicate fuel burn in ports and when moving between turbines by relying on electric propulsion alone - this will cut emissions, engine noise, and fuel costs.”

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