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DNV GL, VPS introduce new Fuel Analytics solution

DNV GL, VPS introduce new Fuel Analytics solution
Classification society DNV GL and fuel tester Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) have jointly introduced a new Fuel Analytics solution to enable a systematic assessment of the impact of fuel quality on vessel performance.

The new Fuel Analytics solution will be part of DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management portal.

“By integrating Fuel Analytics within our ECO Insight solution, shipping companies can now get even more analytical depth from the most comprehensive fleet performance portal on the market,” said Torsten Bussow, head of fleet performance management at DNV GL.

“For the first time, shipping companies can now easily differentiate between the efficiency loss due to fuel quality, voyage performance, and hull, propeller, engine and systems degradation,” he added.

Gerard Rohaan, ceo of VPS, said the solution utilises the company’s fuel sampling database – over two million tested samples. “By extracting valuable information from this extensive database with state-of-the-art analytical tools, we help our customers get the best value from their bunker purchases through fast, accurate performance monitoring and decision making,” Rohaan.

The analytics tool can help operators understand the impact of its bunkered fuel quality on the vessel’s performance, the bunker quality received compared to a world fleet average of similar vessels in the same time period, and where to find reliable bunker locations and suppliers.