Danish offshore shipping company Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels.
Announcing the introduction of this system on its vessels, MSS said on Friday that the system will use high quality data to optimize operations and save fuel in real time, lowering the company’s carbon footprint and fuel costs for customers.
Proof of concept will be carried out on two of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels: one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one I-class Subsea Support Vessel (SSV). After initial testing, the company plans to roll out the Energy Advisory System to four additional vessels, with the long-term goal of installation across the entire fleet.
The company noted that the installation of the Energy Advisory System is just one of several initiatives it has undertaken in an effort to reach its initial target of 5% reduction in fuel consumption by 2020.
Chief Operating Officer, Claus Bachmann, said: “As a responsible vessel operator with an obligation to our customers and the environment, energy efficiency is at the top of our agenda. We are excited to officially enter this partnership with Wärtsilä to begin the pilot of the Energy Advisory System. This advanced technology will enable us to be smarter and more agile in our fuel reduction efforts.”
Testing of the Energy Advisory System on the first two vessels is expected to start during summer 2019.
In related news, Danish shipping giant Maersk, which has been contemplating options for its offshore support vessel subsidiary Maersk Supply Service – including a potential sale – for two years, has recently decided to retain full ownership of Maersk Supply Service.
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