the consultancy arm of Bureau Veritas, has launched a powerful new software
tool, E2, aimed at optimising energy usage for both individual ships and across
fleets. E2 is a user-friendly tool which enables shipowners to maximise the
gains in energy efficiency and emission reduction which can be obtained through
proper use of IMO’s Ship Energy Efficiency Monitoring Plan (SEEMP).
Andreau, head of engineering, Tecnitas, says, “The SEEMP seeks to improve a
ship’s energy efficiency through four steps: planning, implementation, monitoring
and measurements and self-evaluation and improvement. We hear a lot about
energy saving devices which can be fitted and operational savings which can be
made, but in our experience shipowners do not know which measures provide the
best savings simply because they don’t have the right information to base
decisions on. E2 solves that problem by collecting and evaluating all the
information needed to make energy saving decisions. It then produces KPIs and benchmarks
individual ships or whole fleets against them.”
has different modes. Initially it is used by ships’ crews in the Acquisition
mode to monitor, measure and record
actual consumption on board in a variety of different cargo and navigation
conditions. The software can then calculate the corresponding fuel Key
Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and emissions KPI’s.
additional modes are available for running E2 software: the Simulation mode and
the Benchmark mode, both of them providing decision-making tools for the ship or
charterer’s operational management.
Simulation mode E2 will give access to reference values for a given voyage and
to the corresponding calculated reference fuel KPI’s. Data collected in the
on-going Acquisition mode can then be compared with the Simulation to deliver
the information needed to implement improvement measures and calculate the
Yearly Energy Efficiency Operating Index (EEOI).
purpose of E2’s Benchmark mode is to benchmark, follow up and monitor the
energy efficiency performance of different ships within the fleet or of the
same ship for different voyages.
combination of Acquisition mode, Simulation mode, and Benchmark modes mean that E2 software is able to
deliver useful information for defining the fleet management strategy for
currently available version of E2 software (v1.2) is based on manual
acquisition of the input data such as the fuel consumption recorded onboard. A
demo version with full capabilities (acquisition, simulation and benchmark
modes) but limited time access is available upon request.
work is underway on an upgrade which will acquire the inputs automatically
through flow meters and GPS. These new capabilities will enhance the accuracy
of the data acquisition and will give access to more advanced analyses and
use of E2 can be licensed either for Acquisition mode only, typically in the
context of an individual ship SEEMP, or for Acquisition, Simulation and Benchmark
modes, able to improve energy efficiency across a fleet.
Tecnitas is a consulting company within the
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