With an eye on decarbonising its offshore transport and logistics operations, oil and gas independent Aker BP will implement a cloud-based software solution under an agreement with the Norwegian maritime technology company Yxney Maritime
Called Maress, the solution will enable Aker BP to get a detailed insight into the fuel consumption and emissions from its fleet of advanced offshore vessels operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Maress software provides a foundation for making informed and data-driven decisions on how to decarbonise operations.
“Aker BP is actively pursuing initiatives to optimise energy consumption and to reduce the carbon emission intensity from our operations,” said Aker BP vice president for logistics and marine Gunn-Elin Hellegaard. “We have a close co-operation with some of the very best and most energy efficient vessel owners out there,” added Ms Hellegaard.
“Our ambition is that Maress will strengthen this collaboration even further and enable us to shave off several additional percentage points in the fuel consumption of the fleet we charter,” said Ms Hellegaard. Added Ms Hellegaard “The environmental potential of this is significant. Energy efficient operations is in the interest of everyone involved and is core to Aker BP´s strategy. This will also be an important tool to drive improvement and enable the full effect of the performance incentivised contacts with our strategic partners for platform supply vessels.”
Yxney chief executive Simen Sanna said “There is an incredible momentum in the industry now to reduce the emissions from operations. Having the right insight and willingness to act on it determines the winners of tomorrow. Aker BP has clearly demonstrated a capacity to use advanced data-driven solutions to get an edge.”
For a company such as Aker BP that charters vessels from a range of vessel owners, it can be a big task to gather and structure fuel and emissions data. Maress solves this by connecting to available data streams from vessel hardware, and makes the data comparable across vessels, segments, or specific parts of the operations. At its core Maress is a tool that creates transparency and aligns the sustainability efforts of energy companies and vessel owners.
Aker BP will be able to use Maress to closely follow the efficiency development of single vessels and the chartered fleet as a whole. In addition to creating a solid foundation for deciding what fuel savings initiatives to deploy, it will also be possible to evaluate the direct savings from specific initiatives such as installing a battery system on a vessel.
The agreement between Aker BP and Yxney Maritime has a one-year duration, with option to extend.
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