After testing and comparing different solutions for dynamic trim optimization, shipping and logistic company DFDS has chosen to install GreenSteam fuel saving solutions on around 20 further vessels.
The vessels will be supplied with the on – board decision support solution, GreenSteam Optimizer that provides dynamic trim optimization. DFDS will also use the GreenSteam Manager solution for performance monitoring of these vessels. GreenSteam develops advanced fuel saving systems that reduce a ship’s fuel consumption by on average 4 to 5 per cent.
Its on – board solution, GreenSteam Optimizer, continuously collects a multitude of sensor readings of much higher frequency and quality than that obtained through so – called ‘noon reporting’. The relations between the vessel’s speed and energy requirements, and the ever changing internal and external conditions – like load, fuel flow, waves, wind and water depth – are analysed by sophisticated software with a specially developed mathematical model at its core.
Trim and draft of the vessel are constantly optimized to give minimal propulsion resistance at all times. The system guide is the crew in real time through a touch screen console on the bridge. GreenSteam Optimizer is designed to react dynamically to changes in the ship’s condition and environment, making it possible to maximize fuel efficiency.
Additionally, the vessel and each mariner’s performance can be monitored remotely from shore by the fleet operator via the online browser – based tool GreenSteam Manager.
GreenSteam, April 4, 2014