Expressions of interest are sought to take part in a project to develop a tool to provide accurate and transparent data on vessel performance
The ETI project is part of the marine element of its Heavy Duty Vehicles efficiency programme
Expressions of interest should be submitted to the ETI by Friday 17 February 2017
The ETI is seeking partners for a project which will develop a tool to provide accurate and transparent data on the performance of different types of vessels for use by stakeholders involved in the shipping industry.
One of the major challenges of reducing carbon emissions from the shipping industry is convincing vessel financiers to invest in technologies that will make existing and future vessels more fuel efficient. Although a number of fuel efficient technologies already exist, these are not being preferentially chosen in the marketplace today.
The ETI intends to develop and procure a project in which a variety of data sources are combined to develop the tool. The ETI will use an Expression of Interest (EoI) to consult with active and interested parties before finalising their exact scope and approach. The project will aim to establish the best metrics and presentation approach to communicate with stakeholders, identify and assess third party data relating to various fuel efficient vessel technologies and develop an accurate and transparent vessel model using suitably verified data.
To change behaviour we need to be able to show the benefits and financial case of investing in new technology for specific vessels on individual routes.
We are open to ideas on how organisations would tackle the issue but any proposals should cover vessel performance and technology modelling, developing a business model to allow commercialisation of the models and capabilities involved and gathering the requirements of stakeholders.
The ETI will review the EoIs received and shape the project before a formal Request for Proposals is issued.
Heavy duty vehicles (HDV) including shipping, heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and construction equipment currently contribute in excess of 8% of UKCO2 emissions, but that proportion is set to increase as other industrial sectors reduce CO2 emissions.
Apart from bio-fuels, the low carbon options for replacing fossil fuels as an energy source for HDV applications are limited. Therefore improving their fuel efficiency becomes increasingly important to the future affordability, security and sustainability of HDV operation across the land and marine sectors in the UK.