Class society ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modelling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of vessel decarbonisation technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance.
According to ABS, the sim-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service – ‘an industry first’ - will allow both newbuild vessels and existing vessels to compare different design and operational options and evaluate the performance impact of adding new technologies.
‘Just as simulation is being used in automotive design to decarbonise vehicles, shipping must embrace new ways of seeing things to bring forward innovation for greener vessels,’ said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
‘At ABS we can now use advanced simulation and modelling to assess new concepts in design, engineering and operations while a vessel is in its design stages, allowing shipowners and shipyards to make more informed decisions.’
Wiernicki added: ‘We believe simulation is a technology with the potential to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of our industry, and ABS is leading the way by beginning to realise those gains today.’
For newbuilds at design stage, sim-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service supports propulsion system design optimisation, providing system level assessment of the fuel consumption of a vessel, supporting life-cycle cost analysis as well as detailed design comparison and equipment parameter optimisation.
For existing vessels, the service assists with evaluating the retrofitting options and operational changes to reduce fuel consumption and maintain compliance with regulations.
The launch of the sim-based service follows the announcement yesterday (13 September) of a joint development project between ABS, Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Wärtsilä which is using advanced multi-physics modelling and simulation to support development of a flexible, future-ready and modular concept for a multi-fuel electric LNG Carrier vessel.