DNV has launched a new digital EEXI Calculator to assist vessel operators in managing compliance with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), adopted at the recent 76th meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) and coming into effect in January 2023.
The EEXI regulation is a medium-term component of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) roadmap towards reducing global shipping’s carbon intensity by 40% over the next decade, using 2008 as a baseline.
The aim of the EEXI is to assess the energy efficiency of existing ships, focusing solely on their design. It determines the standardised CO2 emissions related to a vessel’s installed engine power, transport capacity, speed, and degree of energy efficiency.
The regulation will be applicable to all cargo, ro-pax and cruise vessels above 400 GT, depending on their propulsion type and whether they trade internationally. DNV says that, based on its estimates, up to 30,000 vessels will need to take action to comply with the regulation.
“The EEXI is putting a great deal of pressure on ship owners to take immediate action in order to analyse the energy efficiency of their fleet and make any necessary adjustments to ensure compliance,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV Maritime.
“At DNV, we understand the difficulties the industry faces in meeting this regulatory deadline. This is why we have tailored our new EEXI Calculator to meet this need.”
The EEXI Calculator is designed for high volume ship segments such as tankers, bulkers and containers, and can be accessed via DNV’s Veracity portal under ‘Fleet Status’. The calculator can produce an EEXI calculation and related technical file based the data uploaded by the user.