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Klaveness adds energy management tech

Three new Torvald Klaveness vessels are to install ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to help them meet upcoming emissions regulations, such as the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and future European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}OCTOPUS gathers information from onboard sensors and displays data on key performance parameters, such as fuel efficiency, to assist users in optimising fleet performance.

Data are shown in real time to the operating crew and can also be visualised and further analysed at the ship’s onshore operations department, by using the OCTOPUS fleet portal. In addition, the fleet management tool uses historical data to create benchmarks for future performance and ensure the most efficient profile is used in further operations.

As well as the OCTOPUS software monitoring and reporting functionality, the recently launched Torductor Marine torque measurement system will be applied to the ships, to optimise engine and fuel efficiency. Contactless sensors are mounted facing the propeller shaft that sends the information to OCTOPUS, which visualises the data.

“Klaveness wants to improve the very nature of shipping. Embracing digital technology like ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will help us realise our vision by allowing us to operate our vessels in a more efficient and sustainable way while complying with environmental regulations,” said Christian Hovden, project manager at Torvald Klaveness.

The three new combination carriers will be built at YZJ Shipyard in China.{/mprestriction}

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