The Energy Audit: Your Ship’s Health Check
All shipowners are aware that their ship’s fuel consumption has an impact on their financial results. In addition, energy efficient vessels are an asset that they can showcase when chartering them.
However, it’s difficult for them to determine how well a ship performs without first carrying a detailed study of its operations and fuel consumption.
Too often, they rely on crew members or managers (usually overwhelmed by other tasks) to advise them on this point.
However, this approach is short-sighted. The energy health check of a ship requires special expertise as well as qualitative and quantitative rigour that is impossible to obtain with staff in charge of day-to-day operations. The experts at GHGES Marine Solutions are trained for this. They are CEM certified (Certified Energy Manager) and have extensive experience in the maritime sector.
The objectives of the energy audit are:
- Discover the most economically interesting projects and procedures.
- The reduction of the energy and its associated costs.
- Calculate the base lines.
- Quantify and calculate the GHG emissions.
- Develop a realistic estimate of project costs and profitability.
Example of quantification:
Figure 1: Exemple typique de calcul de rendement de votre moteur principale.