NAPA Power for Norwegian Cruise Line

Monday, March 09, 2009

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), based in Miami, has completed the fleet installation of the NAPA Power fuel economy system developed by Onboard-Napa Ltd.

At NCL, initial piloting of NAPA Power yielded such positive results that the company decided to expand the use of NAPA Power throughout its fleet in order to maximize the benefits. The system is installed with the Speed Pilot module, which allows automatic control of optimized speed. Precise speed control enables maximized savings and reduces the workload on the bridge.

NAPA Power system assists the Master in planning and executing voyages, the aim being to reach the destination on time at the lowest possible cost. NAPA Power finds the optimal way to operate the vessel by optimizing the route, speed profile and propulsion mode for each part of the voyage.

With strong sea currents, varying wind, waves, and water depth and diesel electric propulsion with multiple main engines, many parameters need to be taken into account in order to find the optimal speed and engine mode for each part of the voyage. The actual fuel consumption, engine and navigational data are collected and forwarded to the NAPA Office web portal for further analysis and reporting purposes.

Napa Ltd has almost 400 user organizations. The Onboard-NAPA software and NAPA Ships Performance Solutions (SPS) for ship operation, ensure safe and efficient operation for hundreds of ships operating the world over.

(www.napa.fi)

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