Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram to install Energy Advisory Systems on its vessels, to optimise operations and reduce fuel consumption.
Proof of concept trials will initially be carried out on two of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels to assess the impact of the software during operations: one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one I-class Subsea Support Vessel (SSV).
After initial testing, the company says that it plans to roll out the Energy Advisory System to four additional vessels, with the long term goal of installation across the entire fleet. Testing of the system on the first two vessels is expected to commence during summer 2019.
“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,” said Maersk Supply Service Chief Operating Officer, Claus Bachmann.
“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.”