Leading European ferry operator Stena Lines says that a pilot project has shown that fuel consumption can be cut using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate
Energy saving devices called pre-flow stators have already been shown to provide significant fuel savings in ships with fixed pitch propellers (FPP) by optimizing the flow of water into the propeller (see
JUNE 13, 2018 — Fuelsave GmbH, a German energy efficiency start-up, has launched a technology that it says is capable of optimizing the fuel consumption efficiency of all marine diesel engines —
MAY 16, 2018 — Underwater repair specialist Hydrex reports that over the last few months it has carried out underwater installations of propeller cone fins on several general cargo and container vessels.
MARCH 1, 2018 — Norway’s SolstadFarstad and Yxney Maritime AS have completed a pilot project to develop and roll out the Yxney fuel efficiency and emission reduction software MarESS. MarESS is a
JUNE 9, 2017 — Danish shipowners J. Lauritzen and Torm have generated significant annual fuel savings as a result of participating in a work group organized as part Blue INNOship, Denmark’s largest
The agreement is based on the use of DNV GL’s ECO Insight portal.
Torsten Büssow, Head of Fleet Performance Management at DNV GL, says that ECO Insight’s state of the art hull degradation analytics will not give Hempel customers transparent and verified data with only a few simple measurement inputs while giving Hempel access to advanced analytics for the further optimization of its coatings.
“We’ve already seen the benefits our customers have gained from having real fleet performance analytics easily available – especially in the area of hull and propeller performance – and we’d like to welcome Hempel customers to the ECO Insight family,” says Mr. Büssow.
The potential for improvements in hull and propeller performance on the energy efficiency of vessels is significant, with estimates of potential savings in the range of ten percent in terms of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions savings.
ECO Insight can offer better performance baselines and demonstrate a more explicit relationship between hull and propeller performance and the actual fuel consumed. This allows customers who have invested in Hempel’s coatings the ability to better quantify the value of their investment.
“At Hempel we place great importance in being close to our customers and providing the best individual service,” says Christian Ottosen, Group Vice President Marine Marketing, Hempel. “With the data analyzed by DNV GL, we will be able to optimize our customers’ fuel performance, improving hull performance matching specifications precisely to individual needs and trade, dry dock intervals and technical service in dock. This will benefit our customers and support their businesses being more efficient in their operations. So far, we have been very pleased to cooperate with DNV GL, and we look forward to working even more closely with their staff from now on.”
With one of the most sophisticated analysis methodologies for hull and propeller performance on the market, ECO Insight uses advanced normalization algorithms to increase the accuracy of its analysis and is able to benchmark a vessel’s performance relative to other similar vessels. Additionally, by tapping into additional ship specific data (beyond what is used to calculate performance) ECO Insight’s analytics can be used to further customize paint specifications up front and to proactively manage performance once the ship enters service.
JUNE 5, 2015—Efficiency, environmental responsibility, and fuel savings was clearly on the mind of every ship operator that attended Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo, Norway, this week. One of the technology-based solutions on
MAY 7, 2015 — An energy saving propeller attachment developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, promises to deliver significant fuel savings. Called Hi-FIN, the device is attached at
FEBRUARY 4, 2015 — A hull air lubrication system that can be retrofitted to existing ships as well as installed on newbuilds is reported to have produced verified fuel savings of up