An international standard for the assessment of the energy efficiency of ships’ machinery, electrical installations, equipment, components, and systems.
An international maritime standard with the purpose of increasing the energy efficiency of the global fleet. This standard will contribute positively toward several known challenges.
Pave the way to enhance the energy efficiency of the ships in terms of bringing down the EEDI/EEXI values, thereby leading to further reduction of GHG emissions.
Lower fuel consumption of the vessel has a direct link to the vessel OPEX. Lower fuel consumption can result in increased competitiveness.
A tool for the industry to fulfill the rules and regulations developed due to the short-term, medium, and long-term measures of the IMO and future EU regulations
The new standard will be developed in cooperation with a range of international experts in ISO
In practice, however, it can be extremely difficult for shipping companies and shipyards to assess which components, systems, and solutions are actually the most energy-efficient and hence the best purchase, though this is crucial knowledge when building new ships and refurbishing existing ones.
For this reason, Danish Standards, ReFlow Maritime, and Danish Maritime have come together to develop a new ISO standard for the energy efficiency level of maritime equipment. If motors, electrical installations, equipment, components, and systems are not compared based on uniform criteria, it may consequently in many cases be practically impossible to know if the best and most energy-efficient product has been selected.
Three main categories of stakeholders were identified that can benefit from the standardization of the energy efficiency of maritime systems:
The new standard will become an important tool for shipping companies and manufacturers to objectively assess the energy efficiency of maritime systems worldwide. Denmark is one of the most significant maritime nations in the world, and therefore it seems natural that we are at the forefront of the development of new international requirements and contribute to driving the maritime sector towards a more sustainable future. We hope that the standard will help to strengthen and future-proof the Danish maritime sector in a world where sustainability and the ability to deliver and use climate-friendly solutions are increasingly important.
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The road toward a new ISO standard for energy efficiency in the maritime industry requires input and collaboration from multiple stakeholders in a maritime value-chain. The development includes valuable technical input from shipowners, equipment manufacturers, and service providers.
Funding granted by the Danish Maritime Fund and a steering committee is established
A workshop held with more than 75 participants from the maritime sector took part. A group of technical experts is established to help develop the content of the new standard
A draft proposal for a new standard is submitted to ISO for ballot
The ISO ballot to approve the new work item is taking place.
If the ballot is successful, the work on the new ISO standard is started and expected to last for the next 35 months (approximately).
The new ISO standard for Maritime Energy Efficiency is published.