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Minimising GHG emissions – Royston Power Generation

Royston Power Generation (with bases in UK, Australia, Africa and Asia) has specialised in power projects for the global marine and offshore market for over 40 years.  The company has over the last decade focussed upon innovating new energy efficient products working with the University of Newcastle; and has successfully commercialised enginei  – which is a modular, solution-orientated fuel management product for the marine industry that incorporates a range of sophisticated tools, including an Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS). 

The system provides valuable insight to both ship crew and onshore operational staff through reliable data and dynamic reports, which is recorded and visually represented on a touchscreen bridge display and online dashboard. Continuous innovation has meant enginei also offers a number of additional features, including performance optimisation, compliance and reporting, energy management, and emissions monitoring. The product has been taken up by over 200 shipping companies and offshore operators worldwide; and has been specified by international oil industry leaders. 

One of the enginei customers operates in some of Europe’s least polluted waters and was committed to improving its maritime environment. The aim was to accurately monitor and report on the fuel consumed by each of a vessel’s engines while in service in order to establish and implement the most efficient operating parameters for individual ships.  Data output for each vessel was supplied to the company’s HQ, so that a complete analysis of vessel performance could be maintained in relation to weather, tidal and loading conditions, speed across the water and sea state. 

The aim was to achieve a minimum 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel expenditure. Conservative indications from the client indicate that the actual performance exceeded this and made a significant improvement to its carbon footprint.

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