Shipowners can now more easily assess the value of electric power for their vessels.

METIS Electrical Power Profile Overview

The METIS Electrical Power Profile Overview has been launched following growing demand to install alternative electrical power sources onboard ships. Photo: METIS

Maritime data analytics specialist METIS Cyberspace Technology has launched an Electrical Power Profile application that offers a data-based evaluation for feasibility studies covering alternative electrical power sources.

It can measure, report and visualise energy and power consumption across any operational status in the user’s preferred format, offering shipowners greater insights into vessel management excellence.

“A statistical analysis can be generated based on electrical energy consumption distribution during each operational activity,” said Serafeim Katsikas, chief technical officer at METIS. “With this kind of analysis, a user could evaluate – for example - whether its operations within the port or ECA zone would be made more cost effective by installing a power pack.”

Data acquired automatically

Calculations are based on data acquired automatically by vessel sensors, without any human intervention, with even the detection of the ship’s operational status drawing on an advanced algorithm that is part of the METIS AI platform.

This app responds to growing market interest in the benefits of installing alternative electrical power sources to auxiliary engines as a cost-effective and sustainable way of covering energy needs during port operations.

The new functionality builds on the company’s Fuel Oil Consumption Profile Overview, which harvests the vast amount of data available to METIS analytics to quantify all factors affecting a vessel’s fuel consumption based on three months performance and machine learning models.

By Rebecca Jeffrey