Fjord Line saves fuel with Blueflow
The Norwegian ferry operator has invested in Blueflow onboard one of its cruise ships—an investment that is expected to be paid back in less than a year
Blueflow identifies untapped potential
To Fjord Line, it is essential to reduce the environmental impact, and the shipowner has implemented a lot of initiatives to lower fuel consumption and reduce emissions. Tech Superintendent Kristoffer Morgenstern explains: “In the past, we have used an enormous amount of time on tapping in data in Excel sheets, making graphs and we have already made the obvious energy-saving improvements, but we still had a feeling that we missed an untapped potential.”
However, the shipowner did not have a tool that could show them the effect of the initiatives and that is why they decided to implement Blueflow. Now the system helps Fjord Line to identify potential savings, and they can immediately see their hard work pay off. “Blueflow is of course not free of charge, but as if by magic, we can now compare real-time data, and we save a lot of time, and we can make decisions based on facts”, Kristoffer explains.
“Blueflow is of course not free of charge, but as if by magic, we can now compare real-time data, and we save a lot of time, and we can make decisions based on facts”
“We have a pitch trend program, but with Blueflow, we can see both the pitch drive and prove the effect on the economy”
It’s a keeper
So far, the results look promising, and Fjord Line already sees a reduction in fuel consumption.
“Even though we only have worked with Blueflow for a short time, we expect to reduce fuel consumption with 2-5 % and that the investment will be paid back in 6-12 months”, Kristoffer explains.
And the company believes that Blueflow will make a difference in helping them reduce their future energy consumption. “We see great potential with Blueflow, and we are planning to install the system on the sister ship M/S Stavangerfjord as well”, Kristoffer concludes.
Shortly after publishing this article, Fjord Line decided to invest in Blueflow onboard the sister ship M/S Stavangerfjord and the installation was commissioned in September 2019.
Can I help you?
Per Ole Sørensen