Photo: Tidewater's Campos Tide vessel; Source: UniSea

UniSea to digitalize Tidewater operations

  • Business & Finance

UniSea AS, a solution provider for the shipping industry, has been selected by Tidewater as a partner in digitalizing and standardizing of health, safety, environment, quality (HSEQ) and operations.

UniSea said that its software solution would be implemented on all Tidewater vessels and in all offices in one of the largest contracts in UniSea’s 21-year history.

Under the terms of the contract, Tidewater will implement UniSea modules for procedures and manuals, incident reporting, environmental and fuel consumption reporting, risk assessments, international ship and port facility security (ISPS) codes, permit to work, audits, and more.

Kurt Roar Vilhelmsen, UniSea CEO, said: “As the requirements for quality assurance and reporting have increased in recent years – due to the needs of authorities, customers and internal requirements – UniSea has continued to focus on delivering optimal software solutions based on a user-friendly design.

“We are therefore delighted to welcome the world’s biggest vessel owner in the offshore shipping industry into the UniSea family.”

Alwin J. Landry, HSES director at Tidewater, added: “The digitization of our processes is […] a key focus area for the company as we work to improve our efficiency, maintain our industry-leading safety performance and to constantly improve the quality of our services, in a cost-effective manner.

“We look forward to expanding our implementation of the UniSea system, as the market-leading platform for the OSV industry, across our fleet and shore base operations worldwide.”

The announcement comes on the back of several recent deals for UniSea with companies in China, England, France, Norway, Sweden, and the USA.

Only two weeks ago, Norwegian seismic company PGS Geophysical also signed a contract with UniSea.

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