We take a consultative approach, acting as a trusted, technology-agnostic expert to help you benchmark your current emission performance and then identify the optimal energy-saving technologies to help you improve it.
Our experts follow a three-step approach:
1 – Analyse
We build a complete picture of the current state of play. We do this by gathering and analysing several years of data from a variety of sources, including vessel operational profiles, technical characteristics and official vessel fuel consumption reported by owners – as well as data from multiple Wärtsilä databases. We can then use machine learning techniques to process this data and predict how your vessel’s emission performance will degrade over time.
2 – Simulate
With enough data, we can use it to build a digital model of your vessel. This model mirrors its physical counterpart and is built based on data gathered from sensors and from publicly available data sources. It simulates the effects of different energy-saving technologies, or more likely different combinations of technologies, how they interact with each other and their impact on vessel operation.
3 – Advise
The third step is to determine what measures are technically and economically feasible. The key determiners are:
- magnitude of the emission and OPEX benefits
- the cost of installation for each technology
- the residual value of the vessel or vessels
A good example of how this approach is applied in practice is the team’s work with Carnival Corporation. Since February 2022 we have been working on a modelling project for the Regal Princess, a 330-metre long cruise vessel. To build the digital model and simulate vessel operations we are using several years’ worth of data. In the course of this project the benefits of the proposed technologies were clearly demonstrated and their impact quantified.