ABB outlines path towards zero emission vessel operations

ABB Marine and Ports

The release of ABB’s Energy efficiency handbook highlights ways to support shipping’s need to reduced costs and stay ahead of increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

Amid rising operating costs and growing pressure to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the marine industry is paying closer attention to energy efficiency than ever before, the company said.

Today stakeholders across the industry are exploring ways to minimize fuel consumption and environmental impact while also maximizing ship performance.

The ABB Marine & Ports’ Energy efficiency handbook aims to assist vessel stakeholders in overcoming the challenges and seizing the opportunities of an era in shipping that is characterised by change and uncertainty.

The handbook has been divided into six chapters and outlines seventeen solutions that can be provided by ABB.

The chapters cover energy efficiency and how to improve it; introducing specific solutions for various ship types; providing overviews and in-depth descriptions of those solutions; and, finally, offering guidance on how to proceed with optimisation efforts.

Several approaches for enhancing energy efficiency are presented in the handbook. Examples include the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan for monitoring ship and fleet efficiency performance over time; the ABB Marine Energy Appraisal, which identifies opportunities for fuel savings and emissions reduction; and efficiency audits to determine which solutions are best suited to a shipowner’s vessel or fleet.

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