South Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, and NAPA, a maritime software, services and data analysis provider, said that they now offer a tailored NAPA-DSME Power solution for LNG carriers built by DSME.
The solution will ensure transparent and accurate measurement of performance and efficiency aboard LNG carriers, including measurement of boil-off to provide a full 360° view of the operation of these vessels, the two companies said in a joint statement.
DSME has been working with NAPA to provide fuel saving optimisation software to the international shipping industry since 2011.
As one of the world’s leading shipyard for LNG carriers, with an annual production capacity of 14 vessels, it is essential to provide a tool for these key customers. LNG carriers have a unique operational profile, complicated by the ability to use boil-off from the cargo as fuel.
The new NAPA-DSME Power® tool will help to achieve balance between the interests of the ship operator and the cargo owner on performance and efficiency, reporting information clearly and transparently to owner, operator and chartering cargo owner, according to the statement.