Energy management system agreement to help boost efficiency

22 Sep 2017
Rolls-Royce energy management system

Energy Management 2.0 is designed to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance

Shipowners could soon use Rolls-Royce’s energy management system via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service.

Using data collected from ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 is designed to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance as well as benchmark efficiency against historical performance.

Speaking of a Letter of Intent (LOI) between the two companies to make the service an option, Marco Camporeale, vice president of intelligent asset management solutions at Rolls-Royce, said: “Our Energy Management software quantifies the effects of optimising operational efficiency on costs and the true impact of enhancements as they are phased in.

“Fleet Xpress always-on connectivity and the potential for application-triggered bandwidth mean that data can be logged in real time, optimising the verifiable reporting capability already built in to Rolls-Royce Energy Management System software.”

Application-triggered bandwidth

Vessels equipped with Rolls-Royce Energy Management software would be able to operate within the Inmarsat Certified Application Provider programme (CAPP), connected via Fleet Xpress and hosted on the Inmarsat Gateway platform.

Application-triggered bandwidth usage allows end-users to choose whether to dedicate part of their bandwidth allocation to specific vessel efficiency measures, or for the app itself to trigger bandwidth 'dynamically' by the hour.

Stein A. Orø, vice president of sales at Inmarsat Maritime, commented: “In the case of Rolls-Royce, the LOI envisages remote monitoring to document environmental compliance, but new digital services can also be delivered to the maritime industry that create efficiencies for users and new revenue streams for vendors.”

Links to related companies and recent articles ...

Rolls Royce Marine A/S

view more