Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels.
The system will use high quality data to optimize operations and save fuel in real time, lowering the company’s carbon footprint and fuel costs for customers.
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, Maersk Supply Service said.
“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 begin during summer 2019.