Reygar hits 100-vessel milestone, expands team into new office

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Reygar Ltd, the leading provider of advanced performance monitoring and control systems to the maritime and offshore renewable energy sector, recently announced the firm’s BareFLEET remote monitoring system is now in use across 100 vessels worldwide.

This milestone comes as Reygar expands its control system capabilities across dynamic positioning, autonomous vessels, and consultancy, with two new engineering hires and a larger premises in Bristol.

Leading operators of smaller vessels throughout the offshore support market are driving investment in advanced monitoring systems as the maritime industry continues its push toward the complete digitalization of operating practices. The comprehensive oversight over fleet health and performance that these systems generate is increasingly powering commercial development, as charterers look for performance proof points from their contractors.

And, as vessel technology continues to evolve across dynamic positioning and autonomous control, Reygar has hired James Cook and Richard Crowder. Cook joins the business from Rolls Royce and will lead on industrializing Reygar’s dynamic positioning technology and support the expansion of the firm’s control system consultancy work. Crowder comes to Reygar with extensive experience in vehicle robotics and will drive the development of Reygar’s Autonomous Vessel control system.

With further expansion likely over the course of the next 12 months, Reygar has taken new premises at the FutureSpace business innovation hub in Bristol.  This location will enable the firm to subsequently increase its headcount, while offering close links with the university and convenient transport links to major maritime hubs.

Leading operators of smaller vessels throughout the offshore support market are driving investment in advanced monitoring systems as the maritime industry continues its push toward the complete digitalization of operating practices. (Courtesy: Reygar)

“In an increasingly competitive offshore support and logistics market, vessel operators are faced with incredibly high client expectations around vessel availability and fuel economy,” said Chris Huxley-Reynard, managing director of Reygar Ltd. “Fortunately for those operators looking to gain an advantage in contractual negotiations, cost-effective platforms like BareFLEET that are integrated into existing vessel systems have removed the barrier to entry for smaller vessels looking to take advantage of advanced monitoring.”

“Our BareFLEET remote monitoring system is now in use on more than 100 vessels working around the world in offshore energy support, towage, fast ferries, and pilotage — with our technology also being used by boat builders to verify design and performance across the next generation of vessels, such as those deploying advanced hybrid propulsion systems,” he said.

“At Reygar, we understand how digital technology can be harnessed to solve operational and financial challenges across maritime businesses,” Huxley-Reynard said. “The actions and insights that our monitoring generates supports vessel operators’ commercial operations and passes significant value on to our client’s customers. As such, it’s particularly exciting to see end users such as offshore wind-project operators mandating for the installation of the BareFLEET system on the vessels they charter.”

“Green Marine was founded on the principles of versatility and high-quality engineering experience, and we are pleased to have found a partner with these values in Reygar,” said Jason Schofield of Green Marine, Orkney-based leaders in the specialist marine asset support sector and one of the latest vessel operators to adopt BareFLEET. “The BareFLEET system allows us to guarantee quality of service for our clients by advising us on opportunities to save fuel, reduce motion sickness — therefore optimizing ‘time on turbine’ — and cut down on unscheduled vessel downtime. This will see us make the most of our fleet, drive operational improvements, and support commercial advancement.”  

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