PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Russia’s largest shipping company and a global leader in seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, announces the completion of a major IT integration project with the support of SpecTec. The project provides SCF Group with access to the latest enterprise management systems, enabling organizational efficiency to be improved, costs to be reduced and facilitating compliance with the latest regulations impacting upon shipping companies.
One of the most complex and advanced IT projects ever undertaken within the shipping industry, this project involved the databases of all 143 vessels within SCF Group’s fleet. Each deliverable under the project having to be deployed successfully on each of the Group’s vessels, requiring great attention to detail.
It has seen the merger of different technical databases into a common one, in order to leverage the Amos centralized database feature. The Quality and Safety databases were also upgraded and updated to support a dual language system. Meanwhile, the two legacy crewing systems operated by SCF Novoship and SCF Unicom have been merged into Amos Staff Management. Finally, SpecTec created a bi-directional link between AMOS and SAP, to transfer and receive all data with an economic value.
Commenting on the project, Sovcomflot Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Evgeniy Ambrosov said:
“The successful completion of this very large IT integration project for SCF Group has delivered a state-of-the-art resource for the whole Group. It has seen the removal of incompatible legacy IT systems that arose following a series of mergers and acquisitions, which saw the formation of the industry leader that is SCF Group today.
“With the support of SpecTec, we have been able to upgrade our systems and software, to provide timely, accurate and consistent enterprise resource management information across the entire SCF Group. SCF specialists provided full design input for the entirely new Dynamic Data Reporting I and Dynamic Data Reporting II modules used for technical, operational and environmental performance monitoring of the vessels, as well as Automatic Document Generator for sea staff documents and the customization of the Auditing Agenda. Investment in the latest IT systems and software is a further example of SCF Group’s determination to continue serving the evolving needs of its clients in the most efficient and effective way.”
Giampiero Soncini, CEO of SpecTec Group, commented:
“With this new integrated IT system in place, SCF Group is in total control of all aspects of its fleet for all areas relating to technical management.
“SpecTec has, in the past, delivered some very complex and large installations. However, the SCF project is one of the most complete systems ever delivered by SpecTec and because of this one of the most difficult to perform. Having a powerful IT system gives shipowners a definitive, large economic advantage over competitors who did not have the vision, the courage and the willingness to invest at the same level.
“Amos is an essential tool in controlling costs, while allowing compliance with all the existing shipping rules. We are very proud of the interesting work done in cooperation with SCF Group, which was mutually enriching taking into account high professional engineering skills of the SCF Sea and Shore Staff. This cooperation was essential, as was their understanding of the difficulties we were encountering when trying to solve all the tasks assigned to us. IT projects of such dimensions require cooperation between the supplier and the customer, or they risk reaching only half of the targets. SCF Group has been a very demanding and clever customer.”
Sovcomflot Group (SCF) is Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the world’s leading shipping companies in the field of maritime transport of hydrocarbons and services for offshore oil and gas exploration and production fields. Its own and chartered fleet, specializing in hydrocarbon transportation from regions with challenging icy conditions, includes 143 vessels with a combined deadweight of 12.5 million tons. A third of these vessels have a high ice class. Sovcomflot supports large energy projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Varandey, Prirazlomnoye, Novoportovskoye, Yamal LNG, Tangguh (Indonesia), and Peregrino (Brazil).
The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with representative offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, Madrid, Singapore and Dubai.