Engine company, WinGD, and emissions data specialist, Chord X, have signed an agreement to develop a digital system enabling ship operators to analyse engine performance and see whether there is scope to improve carbon intensity indicator (CII) ratings.
The companies plant to link WinGD’s engine diagnostics platform, WiDE, with Chord X’s vessel emissions analytics setup, ecoMAX. Connecting the two systems will enable ship operators to see how future voyages could affect CII ratings, as well as projecting ratings for future years as the CII framework steadily tightens.
The new system will offer other emissions-related benefits, the companies said. For example, if operators are required to comply with emissions trading schemes or carbon pricing regulations, even a small improvement in emissions performance could lead to significant cost savings.
Tin Wei Hong, head of Business & Partnering at Singapore-based Chord X, said: “Partnering with WinGD will allow us to provide the very best machine-GHG integration, which WinGD and Chord X will design for the next generation of marine main engines. Together, we will unlock the full potential of data-driven marine main engine operation and enable our customers to take the best path for success in the new digital shipping landscape.”
WinGD’s Rodolf Holtbecker, director of Operations, commented: “This collaboration comes at the exact time when our industry needs greater visibility of the effectiveness of GHG-reducing technologies. By combining WinGD’s advanced engine technology innovation and Chord X’s focus on the emissions profile of vessel operations, shipowners can directly connect the emission calculations with enhanced machinery analysis.”