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Bluetracker MRV module approved

(l-r) Claas Rostock and Dr Jörg Lampe, DNV GL, with Bastian Gehnke, Navis (l-r) Claas Rostock and Dr Jörg Lampe, DNV GL, with Bastian Gehnke, Navis

The Navis Bluetracker monitoring and reporting software has been declared ‘MRV Ready’ by DNV GL, following a validation gap analysis audit conducted by the classification society confirming that the MRV module supports three of the prescribed four monitoring methods and collects all MRV-relevant data.

The module is able to relay details of CO2 emissions as well as other data relevant to reporting, and meets the requirements of the new EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) regulations both in combination with the system’s own Bluetracker Manual Reporting system or with an external reporting system integrated via an API interface.

The MRV data monitoring process, which is based on the ships’ voyage data, will go into effect on January 1, 2018. As a first step, a ship owner and manager must describe the measuring and data collection method in a ship-specific monitoring plan, which must be submitted to an accredited verifier for validation by August 30, 2017.

The Bluetracker MRV module incorporates a data validation engine that monitors incoming data in real time and checks the physical and ship-specific properties for plausibility against characteristic machine curves, consumption curves and hull models.

In addition, the data is checked for chronological order and consistency to ensure there are no time gaps or multiple entries in the reports. An automatic notification function alerts the crew and superintendent ashore if errors exist.

“With the impending August 30th deadline, it’s imperative for ship owners and managers to ready their systems now for the ongoing collection and monitoring of CO2 levels for all voyages into, out of and between EU ports,” said Guenter Schmidmeir, Navis VP and general manager, EMEA.

“Bluetracker MRV is well positioned to meet this need, offering Navis customers automatic aggregation of all MRV-relevant data in real-time, instead of at the end of the monitoring period. Additionally, MRV reports for an entire fleet can be generated by one person, and can be easily submitted to the European Commission via the API interface.”

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