Energy Efficiency of Working Vessels: A Framework

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Abstract

For many years, there has been a growing focus on the energy efficient operation of vessels, and several performance systems are available on the market. However, most of these systems have been developed for long-distance sailing, and cannot be used directly on working vessels. The aim of the paper is to present a conceptual framework, which describes the overall decision structures in connection with energy efficient operations of working vessels. The framework consists of three models: the first model describes the operational modes and activity states of a vessel; the second model describes the conceptual dependency between the different actors in the operational context and the last model presents the conceptual solution model, which integrates the two other models. The models are developed based on nearly 50 interviews conducted with seafarers and office staff, procedure descriptions, and observations during fieldwork on board the ships. The proposed framework will form the basis for a future multi-layered decision support system.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume143
Pages (from-to)90-99
ISSN0959-6526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Energy barriers
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy management framework
  • Shipping
  • Working vessels

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Energy Efficiency of Working Vessels : A Framework. / Lützen, Marie; Mikkelsen, Lars Lindegaard; Jensen, Signe; Rasmussen, Hanna Barbara.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 143, 2017, p. 90-99.

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