Stolt Tankers has signed an agreement to fit eight ships with Yara Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion optimisation technology, adding the system to a further seven ships following the successful completion of a trial earlier this year on board the Stolt Breland.
FuelOpt is used to optimise the energy efficiency of the ship’s engine and is compatible with any marine fuel, propeller or engine.
The equipment panel provides a direct interface between the machinery and the bridge, allowing the captain and crew to have control within FuelOpt. When commands are set, the automated system dynamically monitors and controls vessel propulsion power in real-time to achieve the required result using the optimal configuration.
“This collaboration represents another important step towards our carbon reduction goals,” said Jose Gonzalez Celis, Energy and Conservation Manager at Stolt Tankers.
“We have set an ambition to reduce our CO2 emissions (relative to 2008) by 50% by 2030, and the best way to achieve this with a large fleet like ours is to maximise fuel savings, which in turn reduces emissions.”
“Shipping needs practical and cost-effective solutions that demonstrate tangible results, and I am pleased to say that our order with Yara Marine Technologies means that we are making real progress towards greater fuel efficiency without compromising operational efficacy. We look forward to working together and collaborating on further solutions for our fleet.”