Bureau Veritas (BV) reports that it has introduced a new online platform for shipowners to assess their compliance with IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) regulations ahead of their entry into force in 2023.
The EEXI introduces specific targets on energy efficiency for each vessel type and size compared to a set baseline, to be applied for the same type of vessels as the EEDI (merchant vessels of 400GT and above). Ships are required to meet a specific EEXI based on a required reduction factor, expressed as a percentage relative to the EEDI baseline.
The CII is a calculated rating required for vessels of 5,000 GT and above, with results given on a five-tiered scale from A to E. Any vessels with a rating of D or E will be required to take corrective measures to reduce their carbon intensity while in operation.
Bureau Veritas’ new VeriSTAR Green tool, accessible via its website, will allow shipowners to check a vessel’s required EEXI and either request verification or technical advisory support from the class society.
Users will also soon be able to self-calculate the attained EEXI for each type of ship, as BV expands the software with new functionality. Upcoming features will include a calculation of the carbon intensity index (CII) and the associated rating based on the requirements adopted by the IMO’s MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee).
Clients with a Data Collection System (DCS) or Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) contract with BV will also be able to use this platform to report their fuel consumption data and request verification.
“The regulation will enter into force in 2023. Until then, shipowners will need to pre-assess their compliance to get ready for the 2023 deadline,” said Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.
“As a world-leading classification society, Bureau Veritas has an important role to play to support shipowners as they navigate these new regulations. I am proud that Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore and Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O have joined forces to open this dedicated online platform to help the industry tackle the EEXI and CII challenges in time to reach compliance.”