GEO Installs Ulstein Blue Box in 2 Vessels
The Norwegian ship owner Golden Energy Offshore has decided to install Ulstein Blue Box on two of their vessels.
The offshore service vessels for the global oil and gas service industry quoted ship owner Per Ivar Fagervoll as saying: “With Blue Box we will manage to reduce our fuel consumption and environmental footprint further, which is very important to us.”
Golden Energy Offshore is actively pursuing environmental friendly solutions, and has a green profile. Together with Ulstein, they are now entering into a Blue Box pilot project on two of their vessels.
“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 optimized ‘green’ operations,” says Fagervoll.
“Setting our high green standards have been an easy choice. Through several collaborative initiatives, other pilot projects and individual efforts we have achieved a considerable energy efficiency on our vessels. The results are lower fuel consumption and lower local emissions, and the end results are more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective operations.”
“Not only do we save costs through energy efficiency. We also note that our clients request modern vessels operated energy efficiently and with low emissions. Our vessels are all working with high utilisation in a demanding market, a situation we are very comfortable with”, states Fagervoll.
Blue Box is a system which is easy to set up. It connects the vessels’ data system to the cloud for direct access to important information such as engine configuration and speed. The ship’s crew and the ship owner’s land-based personnel will have easy and intuitive access to the data.
Golden Energy Offshore will install Blue Box on the two sister vessels Energy Duchess and Energy Empress. These are of the same ship design, have the same systems on board, and work in the same geographical area. Their data can easily be compared. Through analyses of data the ship owner will be able to assess the most effective types of operational modes.