Performance of ships in service
We're committed to helping our customers to reduce fuel consumption and cut emission.
There is a huge potential to lower fuel consumption and cut emission of greenhouse gases by proper voyage planning and performance monitoring. With Seaware software you get the best technology available, ensuring that your decisions are founded on correct and sound data.
A distinctive Seaware feature is the use of a physics-based resistance and propulsion model for the performance calculations. The model is developed in-house by Seaware Naval Architects, and describes the ship's speed-power relation both in calm seas but also when the ship is exposed to wind and waves. It takes ship specific data including loading condition as input, and outputs actual speed, rpm and fuel consumption along each leg as well as route totals including ETA. The model includes a 'virtual rpm regulator' emulating the real-world engine control system. Separate speed settings can be used for each leg, the regulator ensures that engine rpm and power stay within operational limits.
Along with our in-house R&D within service performance modelling, Seaware also participated in the international Service Performance Analysis joint industry project (SPA-JIP) co-ordinated by MARIN.
The Seaware approach: Ensuring that your decisions are founded on correct and sound data.