Profit sharing contract cuts emissions

Wärtsilä technologyWärtsilä Voyage Trim and Speed energy management and optimisation technology cut emissions on vessels owned by Brittany Ferries. Photo: Wärtsilä

A profit-sharing contract between Wärtsilä and Brittany Ferries has resulted in a reduction of operational exhaust emissions for the latter’s vessels.

Signed in 2018, the contract saw the installation of Wärtsilä Voyage Trim and Speed energy management and optimisation technology on vessels owned by Brittany Ferries.  These vessels have subsequently reduced their exhaust emissions, in line with Brittany Ferries’ strategic approach to sustainable shipping.

The Wärtsilä systems were implemented on Cap Finistere, the first vessel covered by the contract, and fully operational in March 2019.  Within six months, the ferry’s fuel consumption was 4% less than prior to installation. This equates to a reduction of approximately 2,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to Brittany Ferries and Wärtsilä calculations.

“The result speaks for itself, with a clear relationship being established between the Wärtsilä Voyage optimisation tools and the savings achieved. Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach is focused on delivering high efficiency, environmental sustainability, and cost savings to the customers. This is one more shining example of this commitment,” says Andrew Rayner, head of sales, Key Account Solutions, Wärtsilä Voyage.

The initial contract covered three vessels, Cap Finistere, Pont Aven and Honfleur. More recently, Wärtsilä Voyage received orders for Brittany Ferries’ Galicia, Mont St. Michel and Armorique vessels.

The partnership included installation and activation onboard of Eniram Platform, Trim and Speed optimization systems, Data Access and Analytics services, Mobile Operations services and training.

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