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The Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and will be delivered by a partnership of BMT and Black & Veatch. The primary objective is to assist the Commercial Shipping Industry to understand and confidently quantify the benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels, thus accelerating the deployment of viable fuel efficient technologies.
The 15 month project includes three phases to optimise delivery of this project. Phase one includes identifying and engaging with the full range of stakeholders.Phase two involves the project in developing capabilities to meet stakeholder requirements.Phase three establishes a sustainable business operation to promote and support fuel efficient technology on commercial shipping after project completion.
This element of the project includes identifying and engaging with the full range of stakeholders that are involved in all aspects of management, finance, operation, and procurement of vessels and on-vessel technologies. The objective of this phase is to assess the needs, attitudes and requirements relating to decisions on the use of fuel efficient technologies, such that barriers and opportunities are comprehensively understood, and can be addressed in a future project phase.
The Project Team will utilise intelligence gathered from discussion with industry stakeholders to establish and plan to resolve the obstacles that prevent adoption of energy saving technology. It is planned to develop accurate, transparent and trusted technical and financial models to support investment cases for energy saving technology required by decision makers.
A fundamental aspect of this project is to establish a sustainable venture to promote fuel efficient shipping. During this phase we will develop plans to provide services that support the sector, based on stakeholder needs established in earlier phases. During the latter stages of the project we plan to deploy the venture and begin providing solutions to help the marine industry save fuel, lower operating costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To assist the project please consider sharing your organisation’s experience of fuel efficient technologies using our online questionnaire.