Optimizing fuel consumption: the result of a proactive approach.

During charter periods, the cost generated by fuel consumption is borne by our clients. In this context, optimizing fuel consumption is a key aspect of cost cutting.

The drivers of controlled consumption

BOURBON relies on 3 levers to offer our clients controlled management of fuel consumption: technology, training, rigorous follow-up. This policy can generate annual savings of up to 10% per year.

Making the best technological choices

The technological choices made during the design of our vessels can have a major impact on fuel consumption. Specifically, diesel-electric propulsion and azimuthal thrusters are particularly economical in terms of energy. The design of the vessels, such as lighter hull or bulbous bow reinforce their energy efficiency.

Key figure

81 %

of supply vessels in BOURBON fleet are equipped with diesel-electric propulsion.

Training and sensitization of our teams

Awareness is achieved by spreading best practices and training courses dedicated to the effective management of fuel consumption. All of our trainers are aware of best practices with regards to eco-driving: reduction of the number of engines used in transit, diminution of the stand by time at proximity to the rig…

To agree upon the best transit speed rather than accelerate the pace is a simple example of the best practices. Before any transit, our masters must offer the best economical transit speed to the client, depending on factors such as the payload and the weather forecast. Together they will be able to share and implement the best practices for a better control over the consumption, the final decision belonging to the client.

Tracking and analyzing consumption

Based on the operational profile of the vessels, digital data collection enables identification of best behaviors and optimization of the fuel consumption on daily basis.

" Our role is to assist our clients by making them aware of the energy impacts of their demands and guiding them towards more effective operating methods."

MALO SERGENT

BUSINESS DATA AND SOLUTION ENGINEER

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