Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency studies

Fuel efficiency can make all the difference when it comes to profitability in the maritime transport sector. Bureau Veritas Solutions  Marine & Offshore partners with its clients in the construction and retrofitting of ships, offering a wide range of services to optimize fuel consumption, reduce environmental impact, and decrease operational costs.

Profitability is a key concern for shipowners, and with fuel costs remaining volatile, efficient use of fuel is a priority.  In addition, vessel owners are under pressure to reduce emissions, as evolving IMO regulations (i.e., EEDI, SEEMP) and EU directives have implemented further restrictions. Despite the relative energy efficiency of maritime transport, emissions of air and marine pollutants continue to pose a major threat to the environment.

  • Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provides energy efficiency services with an emphasis on Return On Investment

  • Our energy efficiency services can be performed at the design stage or during retrofit, adapting ships to changing operating conditions

  • Our vessel optimization process is based on full CFD calculation, performed in numerous environmental conditions

our offer

Energy Audit

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore  provide energy diagnoses based on ship design, configuration, and operating profile. Our experts perform hydrodynamic evaluations and produce a detailed ship model using our in-house developed Seecat software. This audit enables us to define potential energy gains, and identify the most efficient solutions to improving vessel efficiency.

Hull form optimization

With its state-of-the-art proprietary methodology, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore proposes advanced solutions for vessel accuracy and ROI. We perform optimization of hull form and appendages with regards to resistance, propulsion and added resistance in waves, either during the design process, or through retrofitting.

Retrofit optimization

Retrofit optimization helps clients improve hydrodynamic efficiency by adapting their ship’s design to real operating conditions. Our experts perform optimization studies for bulbous bows, appendages and propellers. Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore also offers evaluations of Energy Saving Devices developed by manufacturers, assessing them as an independent third party.

Trim optimization

Vessels operating with optimal trim significantly reduce their OPEX and fuel consumption. To determine a vessel’s ideal trim, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore uses our in-house developed trim optimization software and a linked database designed with advanced CFD calculations. This enables crews to determine their vessel’s ideal trim with respect to ship displacement and speed.

What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.