VPS Helps Deliver 29% Bunker Saving for Platform Supply Vessel

Global testing and maritime information analytics agency VPS has helped to ship a 29% saving in gasoline consumption and emissions for a platform provide vessel.

The agency’s vessel optimisation unit, VPS Decarbonisation, labored with Solstad Offshore to chop the gasoline use of its ship the Normand Leader, Solstad stated in a press release on its web site on Friday.

On a latest voyage from Australia the vessel minimize its gasoline consumption and emissions by 29% in consequence, in comparison with a standard transit, with ‘solely minor vessel pace alterations’, the corporate stated.

“The key to success was wonderful seamanship plus information analytics,” Solstad stated within the assertion.

“Historical information was used to find out optimum transit pace, and the crew used a number of measures to cut back gasoline consumption, together with optimization of trim and draft, autopilot settings, stopping pointless auxiliary gear, and lowering the variety of engines adequately to the ocean situations.

“Prior to commencing the transit, hull optimization was carried out and ensuring vessel drag was diminished to a minimal.

“To create crew engagement, we used the VPS software program MARESS the place customers can outline the transit targets and constantly comply with the efficiency.”


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