Norwegian exploration and production company, Aker BP, has signed a one-year contract with Yxney Maritime, an Oslo-based software firm, to support its emission reduction programme. Yxney uses data analytics to aid decarbonisation in the maritime offshore sector and already works with a number of offshore vessel owners in the reduction of emissions.
Aker BP will benefit from Yxney’s cloud-based software, Maress, in a year-long contract with options to extend. The software will enable the oil company to monitor both the efficiency gains on board individual vessels as well as its overall chartered-in fleet. Maress functionality will support decision-making on the best fuel-saving initiatives to adopt as well as evaluating the impact of specific initiatives such as installation of a battery system on a particular vessel, for example.
“We have a close cooperation with some of the very best and most energy efficient vessel owners out there,” declared Gunn Elin Hellegaard, Aker BP’s vice president for Logistics & Marine. “Our ambition is that Maress will strengthen this collaboration even further and enable us to shave off several additional percentage points in the fuel consumption of the fleet we charter. This will also be an important tool to drive improvement and enable full effect of the performance-incentivised contracts with our strategic partners for platform supply vessels.”