Demo Case

Decision Support System for ship energy efficiency

The Demo Case activities will focus on a holistic approach to energy efficiency and emission reduction on board passenger ships. A dedicated Decision Support System for Energy Management will be developed to further optimise the ship in service: it will be a software tool for crew’s assistance in conducting ship plant as efficiently as possible according to ship operating conditions. Starting from the monitoring of the status of all energy consumers and aspects related to energy consumption on board, it will interactively suggest actions to optimize the energy flow/use. A fully operational demonstrator will be installed and tested on board Tallink Victoria I ferry, with the capability to share information with the ground both in real-time and updating a ship energy data base.

The improvement of overall energy efficiency of passenger ships will lead to a consequent reduction of emissions into the atmosphere in terms of emission / payload (number of passengers) / mile ratio.

Cost effectiveness of the solutions, compliance with the applicable regulatory framework, as well as market opportunities will be the main drivers in the development.