The UAE-based shipowner Polarcus has received the world’s first-ever DNV Level 1 Triple-E™ rating, a voluntary environmental rating scheme for ships, where 1 is the highest. All eight vessels in the Polarcus fleet are designed by ULSTEIN.
The rating is based on a verification of a ship’s actual energy efficiency and environmental performance, carried out by an independent third party. Fundamental key elements evaluated include:
•Environmental management systems in place and implemented
•Energy efficient operation as part of policies, action plans and daily operations
•Energy efficient ship design
•Verifiable monitoring, measurements and documentation schemes
“We are impressed by the structured approach Polarcus has taken to implement all identified environmental and energy efficiency tasks across their fleet. The company management has been supporting the process all the way. This has given proven results in terms of improved company performance and energy efficient ship operations”, says Petter Andersen, Triple-E™ Product Manager, DNV.
Triple-E™ is designed to demonstrate active environmental management and energy efficient operations and provide clients with an independently auditable emissions measuring tool.
December 4, 2012