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ABB adds MRV module to software suite

Thu 18 May 2017 by Paul Fanning

ABB adds MRV module to software suite
The module collects and visualises data from onboard sensors on a ship’s fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions

ABB’s MRV software module has been certified by the independent certifier Verifavia, as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements. The system follows requirements set out in Regulation (EU) N° 2015/757, the associated Delegated and Implementing Acts and the ISO IEC 25051 standard on software.
As a standardised MRV compliant software platform, the ABB module collects and visualises data from onboard sensors on a ship’s fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions on a per-voyage basis. This information is then used to create an annual emission report as required by the MRV regulation for ships above 5000 gross tonnes calling at European ports, irrespective of where the ship or the company is registered.
The MRV module is one of many components of ABB’s digital marine application, which allows shipowners to monitor performance, such as fuel usage of individual vessels or whole fleets and create benchmarks.
“In recent years, we have placed a great emphasis on connectivity and the role of big data in the shipping industry,” said Juha Koskela, managing director of ABB’s marine and ports business. “Going beyond our MRV initiative, we see our digital solutions as an important driver in the industry’s journey towards remote operations, predictive maintenance planning and more automated ships.”

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