Wilhelmsen

Energy Efficiency

Wilhelmsen Ship Management's customized application for energy efficiency.
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There are many complex energy efficiency solutions on the market but none with end-user in mind. Spark is an intuitive application that provides key information to all layers in the organization, including the captain, while providing drill-down opportunities to identify root cause. 

Since fuel consumption is a primary driver of operational cost – and related emissions has a significant impact on the environment and public reputation, we wanted to develop an application where energy efficiency is the priority.

Vessels produce a huge amount of operational data every second of their journey, the highly complex information is a “data jungle”. Spark identifies and visualize critical fuel related data, so key stakeholders can easily use the information to their advantage:

Challenges with vessel data applications

Challenges solved by Spark

The format of the data requires expert interpretation

Intuitive design with an interactive approach with the aim to communicate complex technical data at-a-glance

Data from multiple vessels is not combined and used for fleet overview, insight and comparison

Spark has dashboards with fleet comparison – both performing right now and leaderboard. By ranking the top vessels, gamification is used as motivation between the crew on vessels across the fleet.

The data is not available when the crew needs to make a decision

Important operational parameters and performance across the fleet is made available live in Spark. Recommendations relevant for each energy driver and their benchmarks is readily available assisting the crew with decision support where and when incidents happen

As an energy efficiency application, Spark is made to be:

1. Easily understood and adopted

  • Building benchmarks for largest energy drivers onboard the vessel to identify optimal energy use
  • Visualizing at-a-glance how much more fuel than the optimal benchmark your vessels are currently using
  • Providing recommendations on what the crew can do to reduce their current over consumption
  • Live feedback to the crew for instant decision support

 

2. An indicator for fuel and cost saving potential

  • Spark shows improvement potential for each vessel equal to 5 – 10 % of daily fuel oil consumption
  • Depending on ship type and size this equals to somewhere between 1000 to 4000 tons fuel oil per ship per year
  • This amount of fuel equals a CO2 emission between 10 and 50 million km driven by a passenger car per year

Data at your finger tips. A look at Spark's dashboard:

Total fleet energy performance and vessel breakdown

Total fleet energy performance and vessel breakdown

Vessel overview of each energy driver performance

 

 

 

 

Vessel overview of each energy driver performance

Fleet performance trend

Fleet performance trend

 

Top performing vessels

Top performing vessels

Largest energy drivers 

Largest energy drivers

Technical parameters 

Technical parameters

 Navigation parameters

Navigation parameters

Fresh water status

 

Fresh water status

Built for success

Spark increases transparency related to fuel consumption by giving owners, operators and captains the total fuel consumption overview in the fleet, but also insights into root causes on individual vessels through a highly user-friendly interface.

Spark serves as a driver for behavioral change when vessels are ranked within the fleet according to fuel efficiency – and this is available on everyone’s hand phones. Gamification has been added with the ambition of encouraging healthy competition between vessels to improve their performance and get “honored” for energy efficiency. As a result everyone can see an energy efficiency ranking of all vessels in the fleet at any given time. As a captain you don’t want to be at the bottom of the list!

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