Sunday, September 22, 2019

Energy Performance News

Caterpillar's Multi-Engine Optimizer.

CAT Targets Cruise for MEO, AI

Caterpillar is touting its Multi-Engine Optimizer (MEO) as a solution for existing cruise ships to burn less fuel, run cleaner, keep uptime and reliability high while keeping costs down.Caterpillar's MEO is designed to lay over the top of a vessel’s existing power management system, us-ing proprietary performance maps and control algorithms to advise the system on which engines to operate and at what load. The second, Asset Intelligence (AI), is a total vessel monitoring solution that collects and analyzes data from onboard systems, then provides recommendations on when and how to take action.

(Image: Rolls-Royce)

Ship Intelligence 101

The Rolls-Royce portfolio of equipment and services extends well beyond the engine room, leveraging decades of experience in myriad business sectors. The words ‘Rolls-Royce’ can roll right off your tongue, and when they do, the average person in the maritime space probably thinks first of big, powerful, and environmentally-correct marine engines. That might have rung true just two decades ago, but today, that visual doesn’t give justice to what the firm has evolved to become. That’s also where Jay McFadyen, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President for Ship Intelligence, comes in.

High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop

The High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop set for April 28, 2016 in Southampton will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to highlight the potential use of high performance marine battery systems and stored energy. The objective is to identify a range of genuine solutions for workboats, pilot boats, wind farm support vessels, survey vessels, scientific research craft, fishing vessels, superyachts, military craft and unmanned vessels.

Dr Jan-Henrik Hübner (Photo: DNV GL)

Study Shows Rise of Performance Monitoring

Only about one third of shipping companies were aiming for energy savings of 5 percent or more, suggests the new DNV GL Energy Management study. It is based on the input of 80 shipping companies and includes ship managers, owners and operators in 24 countries. Although energy saving enjoys a high priority within most of the companies questioned, with three quarters of the participants naming fuel savings as a topic of high importance, in many cases shipping companies have not formulated ambitious savings targets.

    Rob Jenkinson, SKF's Director of Corporate Responsibility (Photo courtesy of LCM2013.org)

SKF Awarded Global ISO 50001 Certification

Swedish bearing company SKF has been awarded one of the first global ISO 50001 certifications for its energy management system by Den NorskaVeritas (DNV), the company announced today. The group's energy management system has been deployed across 38 manufacturing facilities around the world. In total, these facilities account for more than 90% of the group's total direct energy use. “We recognize our responsibility to significantly improve energy performance, which is motivated both from an environmental and a cost perspective.

Greek Ship Management Company Gains DNV Certifications

DNV awards ISO 50001 certification & SEEEMP conformity to the Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. As commercial ship operators around the world continue to search for ways to lower their environmental impact and operating costs, ISO 50001 offers a voluntary international standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy-management system. It offers companies a systematic approach to continually improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption.