Maersk Supply Service (MSS) announced it will equip its vessels to use data to optimize operations and save fuel in real time.
The offshore services company said on Friday it signed a contract earlier this month with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install Energy Advisory Systems on two of its vessels, with potential to equip four additional vessels, and eventually its entire fleet, after performance testing.
Proof of concept trials will be carried out during summer 2019 on one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one I-class Subsea Support Vessel (SSV).
After testing, MSS plans to roll out the systems on four additional vessels, then its entire fleet in the long term.
The initiative is one of several the company has undertaken in an effort to reach its initial target of 5% reduction in fuel consumption by 2020.
"As a responsible vessel operator with an obligation to our customers and the environment, energy efficiency is at the top of our agenda," said MSS Chief Operating Officer Claus Bachmann.
"We are excited to officially enter this partnership with Wärtsilä to begin the pilot of the Energy Advisory System. This advanced technology will enable us to be smarter and more agile in our fuel reduction efforts. It is a major milestone for our energy efficiency journey which will have significant benefits for the environment and our customers," Bachmann said.