Solstad joins offshore emissions project

Data analytics specialists Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are collaborating with the Norwegian NOx Fund to develop a data-driven digital solution for automated nitrogen oxide emissions reporting.

The offshore support vessel Normand Maximus.
The offshore support vessel Normand Maximus.
(Courtesy Solstad Offshore)

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Data analytics specialists Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are collaborating with the Norwegian NOx Fund to develop a data-driven digital solution for automated nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions reporting.

Offshore support vessel operator Solstad Offshore is one of two companies that will participate in the project’s pilot phase of the project.

The Fund records NOx emissions from all vessels operating in Norwegian waters and collects a fee for emissions per vessel.

Historically calculating and reporting emissions has been left to ship owners to perform manually, which is said to leave a relatively large margin for error, while at the same time adding to the workload of the crew and onshore staff.

The new NOxDigital solution will be designed to provide a digital infrastructure for emissions reporting based on the Yxney Maress software for monitoring fleet energy consumption and Grieg Connect’s platform for high-resolution position data and geo-fencing technology.

It will automatically detect whether a vessel is operating in taxable waters, with the picture completed by data on energy use and AIS data, displayed on a digital dashboard for each user.

“With full control over fuel consumption, location, and vessel activity, we can provide a much more accurate emissions picture than with manual estimations,” said Svein Erik Isaksen, HSEQ Environmental Engineer at Solstad Offshore.

“And since all the data is digitalized, reporting can be automated, which in turn will lead to higher quality and more consistency in the emission reporting.”

“The new system will also serve as a facilitating tool for helping to further reduce emissions,” says Erik Aadland in Grieg Connect. “With this platform, we are now building scalable international maritime technology that supports a sustainable future for the shipping industry.”

10/22/2019

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