Norwegian pair team up to offer greater energy efficiency

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

20 December 2018


A tie up between two Norwegian organisations – shipping software specialist UniSea and Yxney, an energy efficiency specialist – amis at delivering improved fuel efficiency for shipowners. Under the deal UniSea has agreed to take part ownership of Yxney.

The focus on fuel efficiency and related emissions is steadily growing in the maritime sector. A climate robust business model is quickly becoming a significant differentiator for shipowners and operators competing for contracts in the offshore charter markets. With plug and play functionality, ship owners currently running UniSea can roll out the Yxney Maress energy efficiency management tool across their entire fleet virtually overnight.

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“Yxney is experiencing rapid growth meeting the increasing demand for data-driven energy efficiency solutions in the offshore sector,” said Yxney CEO Gjord Simen Sanna. “UniSea is a highly respected player in the industry with a large client base. Yxney already uses UniSea data as the source for our calculations on many vessels. Closer collaboration between the two companies will allow us to provide even more efficient data flows, ensuring added value of the data for our customers.”

UniSea CEO Kurt Roald Vilhelmsen said, “UniSea focuses on helping shipping companies simplify their work processes through digitalisation. Yxney has in only a short time succeeded in reaching the market with a solution using data available through UniSea software to reduce fuel consumption, costs, and environmental impact. We see exciting opportunities and added benefits for our customers through closer cooperation and integration of our solutions.”

“We believe the strategic partnership between Yxney and UniSea will benefit all stakeholders,” Sanna concluded. “UniSea has built a position as the preferred supplier of ship management systems to the offshore and maritime segments. With the new partnership, Yxney and UniSea will combine our expertise to meet growing demand for data-driven energy efficiency solutions for the offshore industry, and to assist ship owners in creating real business value from their own data.”