ENERGY EFFICIENCY STUDIES
Fuel efficiency can make all the difference when it comes to profitability in the maritime transport sector. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore partners with its clients in the construction and retrofitting of ships, offering a wide range of services to optimize fuel consumption, reduce environmental impact, and decrease operational costs.
Profitability is a key concern for shipowners, and with fuel costs remaining volatile, efficient use of fuel is a priority. In addition, vessel owners are under pressure to reduce emissions, as evolving IMO regulations (i.e., EEDI, SEEMP) and EU directives have implemented further restrictions. Despite the relative energy efficiency of maritime transport, emissions of air and marine pollutants continue to pose a major threat to the environment.
Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provides energy efficiency services with an emphasis on Return On Investment
Our energy efficiency services can be performed at the design stage or during retrofit, adapting ships to changing operating conditions
Our vessel optimization process is based on full CFD calculation, performed in numerous environmental conditions
Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provide energy diagnoses based on ship design, configuration, and operating profile. Our experts perform hydrodynamic evaluations and produce a detailed ship model using our in-house developed Seecat software. This audit enables us to define potential energy gains, and identify the most efficient solutions to improving vessel efficiency.
HULL FORM OPTIMIZATION
With its state-of-the-art proprietary methodology, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore proposes advanced solutions for vessel accuracy and ROI. We perform optimization of hull form and appendages with regards to resistance, propulsion and added resistance in waves, either during the design process, or through retrofitting.
Retrofit optimization helps clients improve hydrodynamic efficiency by adapting their ship’s design to real operating conditions. Our experts perform optimization studies for bulbous bows, appendages and propellers. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore also offers evaluations of Energy Saving Devices developed by manufacturers, assessing them as an independent third party.
Vessels operating with optimal trim significantly reduce their OPEX and fuel consumption. To determine a vessel’s ideal trim, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore uses our in-house developed trim optimization software and a linked database designed with advanced CFD calculations. This enables crews to determine their vessel’s ideal trim with respect to ship displacement and speed.