Tag: Fuel Efficiency

We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020
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We4Sea updates fuel monitoring software ahead of IMO 2020

Dutch maritime technology company We4Sea has released a software update to its online software platform that uses digital twins to monitor and reduce fuel consumption without onboard equipment. The update is a next step in the company’s mission to provide shipowners and ship charterers with improved analysis tools and replace outdated noon-reports as the main...

Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?
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Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?

Shervin Younessi, technical manager of Royston Power Generation, explains how real time data synchronisation and big data analytics have an essential role in monitoring vessel energy efficiencies, reducing fuel consumption and controlling emissions. With the digital evolution in the marine industry gathering pace to help tackle the challenge of new regulations and sustain more energy...

CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor
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CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor

CMR Group has launched a new Near Infrared Intelligent Sensor (NIRIS) Natural Gas sensor to cut consumption of natural gas-powered engines and provide real time measurement of fuel quality. The sensor, which is directly connected to the gas feeder pipeline, is built around smart infrared hardware and data treatment software and features a CAN bus...

StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions
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StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions

StormGeo has unveiled new versions of its route optimisation system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate. NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimising a route by obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan, without switching between different products. NaviUpdate connects NaviPlanner securely to the ECDIS for direct transfer...

ABB microgrid boosts fuel efficiency of smaller vessels
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ABB microgrid boosts fuel efficiency of smaller vessels

ABB has launched a compact size DC-based power distribution system to offer hybrid power efficiencies to smaller vessels. The Onboard Microgrid is based on the principles of ABB’s power distribution system Onboard DC Grid with the proven ability to enable up to 20 per cent energy efficiency in larger vessels. The new compact-size solution allows...

Rolls-Royce and ZF develop electronic monitoring system for ships
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Rolls-Royce and ZF develop electronic monitoring system for ships

ZF and Rolls-Royce are developing and testing a new electronic monitoring system for ships to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Equipment Health Management System (EHMS) collects and analyses data from the MTU engines, ZF transmission systems and other key components on a vessel, taking into account additional factors, such as wind, waves...

Topaz rolls out FUELTRAX fuel monitoring solution
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Topaz rolls out FUELTRAX fuel monitoring solution

Offshore energy logistics company Topaz Energy and Marine (Topaz) is partnering with marine fuel management company FUELTRAX on advanced fuel tracking and reporting. Topaz has installed FUELTRAX across 21 of its vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance. FUELTRAX uses automated operational and fuel data collection and couples it with precise...

Technology of the Month – May
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Technology of the Month – May

Each month VPO Global selects a technology that is accelerating energy efficient shipping. For May’s Tech of the Month, we spoke with Peter Knudsen, managing director of Blueflow Energy Management to find out how the Swedish company is giving crew the power to improve vessel performance. Technology – Blueflow Energy Management solution Company – Blueflow Energy...

Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea
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Fuelling efficient shipping with Dutch start-up We4Sea

“If you can save 1 per cent of fuel, you already have a business case for fuel monitoring,” claims Dan Veen, CEO and co-founder of maritime start-up We4Sea.Veen and his co-founder Michiel Katgert, have a bold mission. They want to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 and drive sustainable shipping by making fuel efficiency monitoring...

ForSea Ferries opts for Blueflow Energy Management solution
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ForSea Ferries opts for Blueflow Energy Management solution

Swedish start-up Blueflow Energy Management has secured orders from ForSea Ferries for its energy consumption monitoring solution. Following trials on-board the E/S Aurora, ForSea has decided to go ahead with Blueflow installations across the rest of its fleet. The vessels M/S Hamlet, M/S Mercandia, and E/S Tycho Brahe are preparing for installation of the Blueflow...

Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform
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Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform

Dutch maritime start-up We4Sea has secured funding from ENERGIIQ, Mainport Innovation Fund II and angel investors to accelerate development and roll out of its fuel and emissions monitoring platform. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, We4Sea has an ambitious goal of saving one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from ships. Speaking with VPO Global, CEO and co-founder...

Eight low-emission vessel concept designs
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Eight low-emission vessel concept designs

The shipping industry is ramping up its efforts to decarbonise by exploring the use of alternative fuels and technologies. Last week, a study led by Lloyd’s Register revealed that by 2030 zero emission vessels need to be entering the world fleet if the industry is to come close to achieving the IMO 2050 GHG emissions...