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Advisory services

The shipping industry’s main challenge over the current decade will be to prepare for and start on a decarbonization pathway. DNV GL is setting the agenda in GHG discussions and has become the industry’s trusted advisor and preferred partner on this topic, covering associated fuels, new technologies and energy efficiency measures.

Our extensive knowledge and expertise are made available to our customers through our portfolio of services, advanced tools and best practices.

Provided below is an introduction of the key services we offer, encompassing all ship lifecycle phases.

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Strategy

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Establish GHG performance targets

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  • Understanding of the regulatory, commercial and technological landscape, enabling GHG target setting and assessment of future decarbonization business risk
  • Overview of the current status of fleet emissions 
  • Customized requirements and GHG targets 

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Map and improve GHG performance – develop fleet-specific roadmaps

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  • Development of robust strategies and customized decarbonization roadmaps for individual ships and fleets, showing how the GHG targets can be met 
  • Simplification of the decision process to stay aligned with GHG ambitions – roadmaps indicating when to change fuel, implement specific technologies or operational measures 

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Fleet-specific GHG dashboards

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  • GHG Portfolio Manager to provide tailor-made GHG dashboards for visualization and benchmarking of GHG performance, helping to manage future decarbonization business risks
  • Simulation and stress-testing of decarbonization strategies under different future scenarios combined with pre-defined GHG targets 

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Newbuilding

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Select GHG abatement technologies

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  • Screening, modelling and selection support for the most relevant GHG abatement technologies and energy efficiency measures 
  • Techno-economic feasibility studies for new and emerging technologies 
  • Future-proof ship specifications 
  • Verification of the effectiveness of technologies, incl. barriers to implementation

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Select fuel and optimize propulsion system

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  • Insights into alternative fuels  and technical and financial studies to model and select the most optimal fuel 
  • Recommendations for optimized propulsion and machinery configurations for the desired operations
  • COSSMOS modelling and optimisation tool to simulate, quantify and compare alternative propulsion, machinery and fuel system configurations 
  • Safety assessments to identify and mitigate technical and operational risks 

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Optimize hull and propeller

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  • Hydrodynamic performance assessments, modelling and optimization  to find the optimum main dimensions, hull lines and propeller design 
  • ECO Lines hull optimization service to prepare and test tens of thousands of design variants in a very cost-efficient manner, using world leading modelling algorithms and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations

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Operations

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Monitor, visualize and report GHG ratings and carbon intensity indicators

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  • Tailor-made online dashboards for the continuous monitoring and visualization of actual performance data against GHG KPIs and stakeholder requirements
  • Documentation  and reporting of carbon intensity indicators and various rating mechanisms (e.g. Poseidon Principles, charter schemes, RightShip index, AER, EEOI, EEXI, IMO CII - annual operational carbon intensity indicator)
  • EEXI fleet assessment service
  • Services to help improve carbon intensity indicators and GHG ratings 

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Energy management

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  • Benchmarking of operational behaviour and vessel performance 
  • Energy management service to identify and recommend what energy efficiency potentials can still be realized, incl. support to implementation and follow up
  • Data-driven operational decision support 
  • ECO Assistant to find the optimum vessel trim 

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Retrofit options

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  • Techno-economic feasibility assessments as well as detailed modelling, simulation and optimization studies
  • Experience and proven tools for modelling and assessing retrofit options, incl. machinery systems, hull and propulsion, fuel conversion and abatement technologies   
  • ECO Retrofit services 

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Related services:

EEXI advisory services

Explore our service portfolio for the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index

GHG Portfolio Manager

Energy Management 3.0 - Holistic energy efficiency diagnostics

Alternative fuels techno-economic feasibility studies, infrastructure and logistics studies

Poseidon Principles services

Safety and risk assessments for fuel systems and fuel tanks

Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)

ECO Retrofit - Bulbous bow, Propeller, Energy-saving devices (ESDs) and appendages)

ECO Lines - hull optimization

COSSMOS machinery and systems optimization

Battery and hybridization services

Related applications:

Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI)

Providing the shipping industry with an open platform for evaluating the uptake of alternative fuels and technologies

Related sources:

Maritime Forecast 2050

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Decarbonization Services from DNV GL

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Alternative fuels and technologies

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Green Shipping Programme

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