Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System that uses high-quality data and real-time feedback to optimise operations and save fuel.
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 installation of the Energy Advisory System is expected to lower the company’s carbon footprint and fuel costs for customers. These installations are the latest of several initiatives the company has undertaken in an effort to reach its initial target of 5 per cent reduction in fuel consumption by 2020.
“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. It is a major milestone for our energy efficiency journey which will have significant benefits for the environment and our customers,” said chief operating officer Claus Bachmann.
Testing of the Energy Advisory System on the first two vessels is expected to commence during summer 2019.