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Recogni reduces vessel fuel consumption using data analytics

Published 8 Aug 2022 (updated 3 June 2024) · 2 min read
Cargo ship

At a glance

  • Software for improving vessel fuel economy
  • Real-time analysis for reliable decision support
  • Reduces costs and CO₂ emissions

Blue Power EMS is a decision-making tool that helps to cut fuel consumption in marine vessels.

Global efforts are being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and other marine transport.

In order to optimise fuel consumption – and ultimately reduce emissions – a ship’s navigator must continually take into account estimated variables such as speed, ocean currents, wave height and other conditions. These intuition-based assessments may result in suboptimal performance.

Decision support system for fuel-efficient operations

Blue Power EMS from Recogni is an advanced system that uses big data to enable ships’ navigators to operate more efficiently.

High frequency sensor and GPS data are transmitted via the ship’s internet connection to Blue Power EMS’ analytic servers. Meanwhile, high-quality weather data is collected. The software then calculates optimal fuel-efficient operations using this data and taking into account ocean currents, wave height, engine use, acceleration and ballast to recommend adjustments to the ship’s navigator.

A visualisation and analysis of power consumption is displayed on an intuitive dashboard, allowing the crew to make informed decisions about heading, speed and acceleration.

Concrete benefits

Blue Power EMS is easy to install, and can be tailored to specific types of vessels and customer requirements.

Blue Power EMS provides recommendations to systems managers as well as to navigators. All logged data is accessible in a report module that enables users to identify weaknesses in fuel performance and other information during different shifts, operations and weather conditions.

Remøy Shipping, a Recogni customer, reports that Blue Power EMS cuts fuel consumption in the company’s offshore vessels by up to 15 per cent.

Market potential

Fuel may account for 12 to 25 per cent of a vessel’s operating costs – as high as 60 per cent for large container ships. Optimising fuel economy with Blue Power EMS cuts the cost of marine operations.

Moreover, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050. Blue Power EMS can help shipping companies to comply with these regulations.

Stian Grønning


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