ABB equips new Klaveness ships with marine software

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

08 February 2017

ABB Tuesday announced that its OCTOPUS marine software will be installed on three of Torvald Klaveness' newbuild vessels, enabling the shipping company to meet incoming emissions regulations, save on fuel costs, and optimise its fleet-wide performance.

The OCTOPUS reporting software is compliant with the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and supports future European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules.

OCTOPUS gathers information from onboard sensors and gives insight into key performance parameters, such as fuel efficiency, allowing Klaveness to optimize fleet-wide performance.

The purpose of a SEEMP is to establish a mechanism for a company and/or a ship to improve the energy efficiency of a ship's operation. OCTOPUS aids this process by measuring and displaying important vessel fuel consumption and torque related Key Performance Indicators.

“ABB has a tremendous focus on making sure that our customers meet regulations issued by the European Union and the IMO,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director of ABB’s marine and ports business. “Our marine software has a vital role to play in meeting regulation and raising efficiency across whole fleets.”

Christian Hovden, Project Manager at Torvald Klaveness said, ‘Klaveness wants to improve the very nature of shipping. Embracing digital technology like ABB’s OCTOPUS Marine Software will help us realize our vision by allowing us to operate our vessels in a more efficient and sustainable way while complying with environmental regulations.”

The three new combination carriers will be built at YZJ Shipyard in China.