AET Orders NAPA-DSME Power Software
Helsinki - AET has ordered NAPA-DSME Power® for installation on four newly-built 319,000 deadweight ton (DWT) VLCC vessels. A collaborative software from NAPA and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), NAPA-DSME Power® can save up to 5 percent of a tanker’s fuel costs.
Using sensors integrated with DSME’s energy efficient tanker designs, NAPA-DSME Power® monitors energy efficiency, emissions, fuel consumption and trim. This data is immediately accessible to officers onboard, along with weather updates, arrival times and other key performance indicators to inform decisions and enable efficiency optimization in ‘real-time’.
Fast becoming an integral part of DSME’s Green Ship design concept, NAPA-DSME Power® also increases the safety of operations and enables owners to ‘future proof’ their vessels at the new-build stage. The software not only affords compliance with current regulations, but is also expected to fulfill anticipated requirements for energy efficient ship operations and emissions monitoring and reporting over the next few years. This includes, but is not limited to, upcoming Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) legislation, which takes effect January 1, 2013.
“With tightening environmental regulations and increasing operational overheads, the maritime industry continues to face an evolving and challenging market,” said Matti Salo, President, NAPA for Operations. “At NAPA, we are committed to developing products which deliver tangible benefits to customers, directly supporting their ability to effectively manage this cycle of change.”
NAPA-DSME Power® will be installed on the four AET vessels at DSME’s shipyard in South Korea. The scheduled delivery for the first of these vessels is January, 2013.