The shipmanagement arm of ADNOC has produced a 23% saving in emissions and fuel consumption through techniques such as digitalisation, route planning, fuel monitoring and slow steaming
The shipmanagement and logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced it has reduced the fuel consumption and emissions of its 27 shipping vessels and 122 offshore vessels by a remarkable 23%.
The reduction is the result of the 2013 initiative of ADNOC L&S, the shipmanagement and logistics arm of ADNOC, called the Al Daffah Energy Efficiency Project which has produced a reduction of CO2 emissions by 1M tonnes and saved around 325,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil.
ADNOC L&S chief executive Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, said “The Al Daffah Energy Efficiency Project is a powerful example of what we can achieve by embracing the ADNOC values and by harnessing our industry expertise and partnerships to deliver greater value for our customers.”
According to ADNOC L&S, the five-year project heavily leveraged digitalisation to improve energy performance, including to aid route planning, improve fuel monitoring and optimise engine speed.
Upgrades – such as installing more efficient propellers and high-performance hull coating – improved vessel thrust.
The company also took advantage of favourable market rates to charter an additional LNG vessel, ensuring that slow steaming could be adopted across the fleet without affecting delivery schedules.
ADNOC L&S senior vice president, ship management, Captain Mohamed Al-Ali, said “Together, with our industry partners and classification societies, we have constantly re-assessed, challenged and developed our capabilities to deliver more for less, in a challenging market. As the results show, the level of dedication towards achieving our ambitious targets has been unfaltering throughout this project.”
Fuel consumption and emissions will be discussed at the Asian Tanker Conference in February in Singapore.