Aker BP rolls out digital management toolkit to boost fleet efficiency

Aker BP rolls out digital management toolkit to boost fleet efficiency
Valhall field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Image courtesy of Aker BP.

Aker BP has signed an agreement with Norwegian maritime tech company Yxney Maritime for its Maress cloud-based software solution that provides insight into fuel consumption and emissions.

Maress will enable Aker BP to gain better insight into the fuel performance of its fleet of offshore vessels operating on the Norwegian Shelf. The Maress software provides a foundation for making informed and data-driven decisions on how to decarbonise operations.

For a company such as Aker BP who is chartering vessels from a range of vessel owners, it can be a big task to gather and structure fuel and emission data. Maress solves this by connecting to available data streams from vessel hardware, and makes the data comparable across vessels, segments, or specific parts of the operations. Maress is a tool that creates transparency and aligns the sustainability efforts of energy companies and vessel owners.

Aker BP will be able to use Maress to closely follow the efficiency development of single vessels and the chartered fleet as a whole. In addition to creating a solid foundation for deciding what fuel saving initiatives to deploy, it will also be possible to evaluate the direct savings from specific initiatives such as the installation of a battery system on a vessel.

“Aker BP is actively pursuing initiatives to optimise energy consumption and to reduce the carbon emission intensity from our operations. We have a close cooperation with some of the very best and most energy efficient vessel owners out there,” said Gunn Elin Hellegaard vice president for logistics & marine in Aker BP.

“Our ambition is that Maress will strengthen this collaboration even further and enable us to shave off several additional percentage points in the fuel consumption of the fleet that we charter. The environmental potential of this is significant. Energy efficient operations is in the interest of everyone involved, and is core to Aker BP´s strategy. This will also be an important tool to drive improvement and enable full effect of the performance incentivised contacts with our Strategic Partners for Platform Supply Vessels”, Hellegaard added.

“There is an incredible momentum in the industry now to reduce the emissions from operations”, said Yxney chief executive officer Simen Sanna. “Having the right insight and willingness to act on it determines the winners of tomorrow. Aker BP has clearly demonstrated a capacity to use advanced data-driven solutions to get an edge. We look forward to cooperating with Aker BP in this spirit, and to create tangible emission reductions”.

The agreement between Aker BP and Yxney Maritime has a one-year duration, with option to extend.