Ship Energy Efficiency

Technical Bulletin 2012


Another important aspect of class society duties is related to the evaluation of ship safety in critical conditions, such as fire and flooding, which might occur during the life of the ship. These issues are dealt with by a dedicated section of the BV research department which is also actively participating in several research projects and IMO working groups. Three papers in the following section describe the most recent results in this area.

Energy efficiency is another aspect of ship life which is becoming increasingly important. Indeed, the worldwide pursuit of a reduction in greenhouse effects is evident in shipping, as elsewhere. There are many different aspects relating to the evaluation of the global energy efficiency of a ship. The recently developed BV tool SEECAT facilitates a quantitative evaluation of ship energy efficiency, based on realistic operational profiles. Different papers in this section summarise the most recent developments in this regard.


articles authors

Fuel consumption and air emissions’ prediction by energy flow modeling onboard ships: application on a modern bulk carrier ship 

  K. Chatzitolios, M. Claudepierre & A. Leblanc

Modelling of energy flows and fuel consumption on board ships: application to a large modern cruise vessel and comparison with sea    monitoring data 

  P. Marty, P. Corrignan, A. Gondet, R. Chenouard & J.-F. Hétet

ULYSSES – the ultra slow ship of the future 

  M. Claudepierre & A. Klanac