Under the terms of the contract, the company will deliver and install K-Pos DP (dynamic positioning), K-Chief 700 IAS (integrated automation system) and AGS (advanced generator supervisor) upgrades. These are designed to improve energy efficiency, optimize power management, and enhance vessel positioning maneuvers.
As well as advancing onboard safety and energy storage, the company said, the hybrid solution will cut operational costs by helping to reduce the vessel’s fuel consumption.
The hybrid upgrade will be accompanied with the installation of a K-IMS (information management system), an interactive and collaborative web-based platform which will give Tidewater Marine and its sub-suppliers continuous data access, both on board and onshore.
Work on the Bailey Tide’s upgrade is under way and is expected to be completed before May 2020.