We strive to reduce the CO2 emission from vessels operated in Thorco Projects. We have thus established a comprehensive fuel efficiency and performance program with the main objective being to optimize the fuel consumption. The program contains elements as voyage monitoring, accurate voyage instructions, vessel performance management system implementation, hull and propeller cleaning and green vessels and retrofit of existing fleet.
In 2015, we further implemented a new global weather routing system, where all vessels are monitored by professional meteorologists. With this system the captain acquires updated weather forecasts on a daily basis, while also receiving professional advice from the meteorologist. This is to avoid accidents and weather damages and to optimize the voyage in a fuel efficiency perspective.
In 2015, we furthermore took delivery of the new and improved L-class. These vessels have new and tested devises installed in order to achieve fuel reductions.
All vessels are now equipped with the performance systems allowing us to collect and better understand data. We have, moreover, begun developing the vessel engine performance, an important parameter in the performance systems. Vessel efficiency is not only having a clean bottom with good paint, it is also about having a well maintained engine and a well-trained crew.