Ship performance evaluation - energy efficiency and safety
New methods assure energy efficient and safe ship performance.
Purpose of the projectShip-owners are increasingly interested in reducing the fuel cost and emission of environmentally harmful exhaust gas components from the vessels.
This is achieved by introducing energy efficient solutions and initiatives. However, these initiatives can sometimes also reduce the safety.
An example of this could be when a vessel’s installed engine power is reduced due to improved hull design and/or due to requirements to lower speed and this results in a main engine that is too small to manoeuvre the vessel safely in waves and harsh weather conditions. This is the reason why we need methods to help ensure a good ship performance during operation from the point of view of both economy, environment and safety.
Target groupParticipating companies of all sizes are expected to gain a financial benefit from the project. This could be ship-owners, operators, vessel consultants and product suppliers.
Throughout the project, we will develop strategies for route-planning with an optimum usage of the advanced systems. Suppliers of route-planning systems will be able to use these strategies. They will also be incorporated into FORCE Technology’s own systems. Learn more here.