Development and verification testing is now completed for the first version of the BIMCO EEDI Calculator which is now ready for download from the BIMCO web site. BIMCO has developed the easy-to-use EEDI Calculator to assist its members calculating the EEDI and plotting a ship’s index against the relevant ship type specific regulatory limits imposed by MARPOL Annex VI. The EEDI Calculator is an implementation of the calculation guideline contained in IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.681. The calculation guideline is still being reviewed by MEPC and BIMCO will issue updated versions of the EEDI Calculator as amendments are published in the future. It is the hope that the EEDI calculator will make EEDI performance of known ship designs more visible, as well as providing an easy way to assess changes in EEDI when design parameters are altered.
The EEDI Calculator is available from the BIMCO website for download.