Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and maritime software provider, NAPA, will now offer a tailored NAPA-DSME Power® solution for LNG carriers built by DSME.
The solution will ensure transparent and accurate measurement of performance and efficiency onboard LNG carriers, including measurement of boil-off gas (BOG), to provide a full view of the operation of these vessels.
DSME has been working with NAPA to provide fuel saving optimisation software to the international shipping industry since 2011. The new power tool will help achieve a balance between the interests of ship operators and cargo owners on performance and efficient, reporting information clearly to all involved parties.
Commenting on the product launch, Odin Kwon, VP, Head of Basic Design team, DSME, said: “NAPA-DSME Power is integral to our Green Ship concept and we are pleased that a solution has been developed to extend this offering to our LNG customers. There is an increasing need for transparency and data sharing between charter parties, and for enhancing the energy efficiency of vessels. Our work with NAPA on NAPA-DSME Power ensures that we can deliver a solution which offers both to owners in one single tool.”
Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group added: “We want to wholeheartedly thank our partners at DSME for their efforts and commitment to working with NAPA and we will continue to provide them with the very latest high-tech software solutions to the benefit of customers around the world. Recent years have seen a boom in LNG carriers coming online. These vessels have complicated operational profiles and through cooperation and collaboration, smart tools like NAPA-DSME Power can make a huge contribution to operating them in the most commercially viable way, for the benefit of every part of the value chain.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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