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NAPA Power helps Norwegian Cruise Line save fuel

 

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2009-09-03
NAPA Power helps Norwegian Cruise Line save fuel

Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) completed fleet installation of the NAPA Power fuel economy system developed by Napa Group subsidiary, Onboard-Napa, earlier this year. Initial piloting of the system had yielded such positive results that the company decided to extend its use throughout the fleet.

The system has been installed with the Speed Pilot module, which allows automatic control of optimised speed, maximising savings and reducing workload on the bridge.
 
NAPA Power is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that optimises the route, speed profile, and propulsion mode for each part of a voyage. By taking parameters such as sea currents, wind, wave height, water depth, and type of engine configuration into account, NAPA Power can yield major fuel savings. Fuel consumption, engine, and navigational data are collected and forwarded to the NAPA Office web portal for further analysis and reporting purposes.
 
Based around a detailed, ship-specific NAPA model, the system combines this data with weather and current forecasts to give precise performance calculations. The system’s calculation engine uses the same technology as the NAPA ship design system. Model test data and full-scale trial data are also used to ensure maximum accuracy. 
 
For more on the Napa Group, see our own article or check out www.napa.fi.

NAPA software is used by leading shipyards, designers, classification societies, and authorities worldwide. Onboard-NAPA software and NAPA Ship Performance Solutions (SPS) ensure safe and efficient operations aboard hundreds of ships today. Image courtesy Napa Ltd.