Fjord1 is participating in the pilot phase of a data-driven digital solution for automated NOx emissions reporting
NOxDigital will provide a digital infrastructure for emissions reporting
The data analytics duo Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are partnering with the Norwegian NOx Fund to develop this solution, with Solstad Offshore also participating in the pilot phase of the project.
The Norwegian NOx Fund records NOx emissions from all vessels operating in Norwegian waters and collects a fee for emissions per vessel.
The new solution, NOxDigital, will provide a digital infrastructure for emissions reporting based on the Yxney Maress software for monitoring fleet energy consumption and Grieg Connect’s platform for high-resolution position data and geofencing technology. The solution automatically detects whether a vessel is operating in taxable waters. Data on energy use and AIS data will complete the picture, displayed on a unique digital dashboard for each user.
“The new system will also serve as a facilitating tool for helping to further reduce emissions,” said Grieg Connect’s Erik Aadland. “With this platform, we are now building scalable international maritime technology that supports a sustainable future for the shipping industry.”
“The diverse constellation of stakeholders involved in the partnership is a potent showcase of how the Norwegian maritime industry is innovating through collaboration to generate solutions for the future of shipping,” said Yxney chief executive and co-founder Gjord Simen Sanna. “The NOx Fund is in itself an innovative Norwegian construction for market self-regulation. Combining this with the deep maritime knowledge built through the 135-year Grieg history, the data-driven sustainability focus of Yxney, and the operational excellence of segment leaders Solstad and Fjord1, makes for a partnership with unique capabilities.”
The collaboration has received support from Innovation Norway through its Environmental Technology Programme. The solution will be first rolled out to the offshore and ferry segment in Q2 2020, with other segments to follow suit. A statement said the next step will be to make the system available for other jurisdictions, such as regional emission regulated zones and emission control areas around the world.