Golden Energy Offshore is to install a cloud connectivity system on two of its offshore support vessels in a bid to improve its environmental footprint
Energy Duchess and Energy Empress will have Blue Box systems from shipbuilder and designer Ulstein installed in a pilot project. The Blue Box systems will connect the vessels’ data systems to the cloud, enabling direct access to information such as engine configuration and speed for both shipboard and land-based personnel.
The two ships are both platform supply vessels built to an Ulstein PX 121 H design, carry the same systems and operate in the same geographical area, enabling easy comparison and analysis of their performance by Golden Energy Offshore to assess the most effective operational modes for the vessels.
Golden Energy Offshore chief executive Per Ivar Fagervoll said “With this pilot project and the programs aligned with this agreement we will be enabled to consolidate, process and analyse data and target our focus on energy efficiency.
“This will have an impact on our environmental profile and sustainability adaptation, as it will identify optimised ‘green’ operations.”
The Norwegian OSV owner has a fleet of eight vessels and prides itself on maximising the green profile of its vessels, with a goal of lowering fuel consumption and local emissions.
“Not only do we save costs through energy efficiency,” said Mr Fagervoll, “We also note that our clients request modern vessels operated energy efficiently and with low emissions.”
Data retrieved via the Blue Box system can be accessed in raw or pre-analysed forms via the report module, and an alarm system enables vessel operators to receive real-time advice on optimal ways to operate vessels from both environmental and economic standpoints.