Researchers from UCL Energy Institute (UCL) and Carbon War Room (CWR) have published the results of recent research into the role of energy efficiency in vessel competitiveness, highlighting the fact that vessels with high design efficiency are creating millions in costs savings when it comes to paying for fuel.
Baja Ferries has installed the Pinfabb_ECO smart stabiliser control software system aboard the Caribbean Fantasy RoRo/passenger ship, with the aim of optimising fuel performance and reducing emissions by minimising stabiliser drag.
Tanker owner EURONAV is to implement Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) package for two of its Suezmax vessels, which will see a range of measurement sensors applied to their hulls to measure the effect of the antifouling coatings applied to the ships and to provide data to manage hull performance.
Royston reports that it has developed a new auto-mode detection capability for its enginei fuel management system, to assist in more accurate reporting of fuel consumption and vessel emissions.
The Wärtsilä ‘Genius’ service has been expanded with the addition of a new ‘Offline vibration analysis’ option, as well as an updated Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) service and the expansion of its ‘Engine efficiency monitoring’ service to cover dual-fuel engines.
Krill Systems has announced that it has completed the installation and sea-trial of its Vessel Fuel Measurement and Monitoring System (VFMMS) on the DP-2 PSV supply vessel M/V Seacor ‘Olmeca’, the latest in an ongoing line of installations on the Seacor OSV fleet.
Q88 has agreed a partnership with Ship & Bunker, enabling users of Q88VMS – Q88’s Cloud-based voyage management system – to access Ship & Bunker’s independently sourced bunker price data from within the application.
Marorka and the Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) have signed a cooperation agreement that will see the companies establish a product training and demonstration centre in Shanghai and work together to promote energy management and operational performance systems in the Chinese market.
AkzoNobel has added support for cruise vessels to Intertrac Vision, its ‘Big Data’ tool that provides predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of fouling control coatings, prior to application.
A collaboration agreement between Hammonia Reederei, a Hamburg-based shipowner, and New Orleans-based charterer Intermarine has seen three sister vessels retrofitted with multiple efficiency technologies which are expected to create 25 per cent fuel savings, to be shared between the two companies.
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