Software helps cuts fuel costs, emissions from SolstadFarstad vessels

SolstadFarstad has completed a pilot project with Yxney Maritime to implement the latter’s fuel efficiency and emission reduction software MarESS.

Offshore staff

SKUDENESHAVN, NorwaySolstadFarstad, which owns 147 supply, anchor handling, and construction vessels, has completed a pilot project with Yxney Maritime to implement the latter’s fuel efficiency and emission reduction software MarESS.

MarESS, according to SolstadFarstad COO Tor Inge Dale, provides cost savings both to the company and its customers, and reduces emissions.

The merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply, and REM Offshore led to the establishment of the large fleet.

SolstadFarstad and Yxney are using large amounts of data through targeted analytics to identify the best performers across the fleet, and transfer their practice to other ships.

Yxney CEO Gjord Simen Sanna said: “We have worked offshore on more than 100 vessels, so we can recommend targeted fuel saving measures related to vessel positioning when MarESS identifies efficiency gaps.”

Svein Erik Isaksen, environmental engineer at SolstadFarstad, added: “With MarESS, our clients can login, track each vessel working under their contract and monitor their fuel consumption.

“They can also communicate with us and the vessel through the system. This helps to keep the dialog focused on tangible factors and measures for improvement, with everyone striving to meet the same goals.”

Innovation Norway financed the MarESS pilot.

02/28/2018

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