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OFFSHORE OPERATOR TRIALS ENERGY MONITORING SYSTEM

Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Norwegian ship owner Golden Energy Offshore is to install the Ulstein Blue Box energy monitoring system on two of its vessels as a pilot project to improve the ships' fuel consumption and the operator's environmental credentials.

“With Blue Box we will manage to reduce our fuel consumption and environmental footprint further, which is very important to us”, said ship owner Per Ivar Fagervoll.

Golden Energy Offshore is actively pursuing environmental friendly solutions to maintain its green profile.

“With this pilot project and the programs aligned with this agreement we will be enabled to consolidate, process and analyse data and target our focus on energy efficiency. This will have an impact on our environmental profile and sustainability adaptation, as it will identify optimised ‘green’ operations,” said Fagervoll. “Setting our high green standards have been an easy choice. Through several collaborative initiatives, other pilot projects and individual efforts we have achieved a considerable energy efficiency on our vessels. The results are lower fuel consumption and lower local emissions, and the end results are more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective operations. Not only do we save costs through energy efficiency. We also note that our clients request modern vessels operated energy efficiently and with low emissions. Our vessels are all working with high utilisation in a demanding market, a situation we are very comfortable with."

Blue Box is an easy to se up system which connects the vessels’ data system to the cloud for direct access to important information such as engine configuration and speed. The ship’s crew and the owner’s land-based personnel will have easy and intuitive access to the data.

Golden Energy Offshore will install Blue Box on the two sister vessels Energy Duchess and Energy Empress, which are of the same design, have the same systems on board, and work in the same geographical area, so data can easily be compared. Through analyses of data the ship owner will be able to assess the most effective types of operational modes.

The ship owner can either access raw data for own analyses or receive pre-analysed data via the report module. The user interface and alarm system give real-time advice to the ship operators, opening up potential for fuel savings and reduced emissions.

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