Multi-vessel dynamic positioning upgrade

Nov 1, 2023 | Featured Article, News

Praxis Automation, a global leader in ship automation, electrical propulsion and dynamic positioning systems, has been awarded a long-term collaborative contract by Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS). RVOS is one of the offshore service companies of Rawabi Energy.

Under this fleet-wide contract, newbuild and existing offshore support vessels will be equipped with Praxis dynamic positioning systems, as well as customised equipment and software for digitisation of the fleet in phases agreed with RVOS. This collaboration is said to mark a pivot point in advancing maritime technology and safety in the Gulf region.

In total Praxis Automation will supply 59 shipsets of Praxis DP-2 systems, facilitating a remarkable transformation in RVOS’s fleet capabilities. This comprehensive project encompasses the conversion of 39 vessels with existing DP systems to Praxis DP-2 System, including the supply to 20 newbuild vessels ordered by RVOS from other regions in the world.

“Our fleet’s operational success hinges on a strong technology partnership,” explains Ahmed Alqadeeb, Managing Director of Rawabi Energy. “Praxis Automation has proven their performance during an earlier successful DP-1 to DP-2 retrofit project on 14 RVOS ships, justifying their status as a solid and reliable technology partner.”

Jerome Lin, Sales Director at Praxis Automation Far East, highlighted the pivotal role played by Praxis during the earlier 14 ships’ DP-2 refit programme in the success of this new contract. “Together with our local partner Integrated Maritime Service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Praxis Automation not only supplied the advanced DP-2 systems, but also extended its technological partnership to encompass the digitalisation initiatives of RVOS’s fleet. Our commitment to guarantee through-life-support and non-obsolete parts throughout the vessel’s operational lifespan is paramount in ensuring uninterrupted vessel operations within the Kingdom.”

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services' vessels

Praxis Automation will equip Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services vessels with Praxis dynamic positioning systems