Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box

Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box


Scope of delivery of the Ulstein Blue Box. Image courtesy of Ulstein

Norwegian shipowner Golden Energy Offshore has chosen Ulstein’s Blue Box for installation on two of its vessels to monitor fuel consumption and overall vessel efficiency.

The pilot project with Ulstein will see Golden Energy install the Blue Box on the Energy Duchess and Energy Empress. The Blue Box connects the vessels’ data system to the cloud for direct assess to information such as engine configuration and speed. The vessels’ crews and the shipowner’s land-based personnel will have easy access to the data.

Both vessels have the same design and systems and operate in the same geographical area. According to Golden Energy, this makes it easy to compare their data and through analysis of this data the shipowner will be able to assess the most effective types of operational modes.

“With Blue Box we will manage to reduce our fuel consumption and environmental footprint further, which is very important to us”, said shipowner Per Ivar Fagervoll.

“With this pilot project and the programs aligned with this agreement we will be enabled to consolidate, process and analyse data and target our focus on energy efficiency. This will have an impact on our environmental profile and sustainability adaptation, as it will identify optimised ‘green’ operations,” added Mr Fagervoll.

“Setting our high green standards have been an easy choice. Through several collaborative initiatives, other pilot projects and individual efforts we have achieved a considerable energy efficiency on our vessels. The results are lower fuel consumption and lower local emissions, and the end results are more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective operations.”

“Not only do we save costs through energy efficiency. We also note that our clients request modern vessels operated energy efficiently and with low emissions. Our vessels are all working with high utilisation in a demanding market, a situation we are very comfortable with”, explained Mr Fagervoll.

By retrieving the data from the Blue Box cloud services, the shipowner can either access raw data for their own analyses or receive pre-analysed data via the report module. The intuitive user interface and alarm system give real-time advice to the ship operators on the most optimal way, economically and environmentally, to run the vessel. Thus, the system opens up to a big potential for fuel savings and reduced emissions.