Ship designer and engineer Deltamarin, shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), and ship classification company Bureau Veritas are cooperating to provide ship performance and energy transition solutions.

The focus of the initiative is to provide a pathway and tools for owners to measure, verify and improve performance – with the aim of compliance with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indictor (CII) requirements, as well as broader Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and financial targets.

The partnership will develop a service to assess the operational and retrofit solutions available to reach decarbonisation targets, including propulsion optimisation, energy saving devices, new fuels, wind propulsion or other options.

Deltamarin will focus on calculations and engineering optimisation solutions; Bureau Veritas will provide verification, risk and compliance services related to confirming calculations and the safety and risks management of engineering solutions; and BRS will be focused on optimising the financial performance and cost control aspects of projects including carbon credit offers, benefits or opportunities. BRS will also work with the shipyards that will carry out modification and retrofit work.

Matthieu de Tugny, president, marine and offshore at Bureau Veritas, said: “We need to do more than just calculate the EEXI and CII requirements. We need to find, verify and market the benefit of solutions to help shipowners meet their performance targets.”

Francois Cadiou, president at BRS, added: “This commercial agreement will permit our clients to make better-informed decisions and comply with the regulations set out by the IMO. Ultimately this will help move shipping towards a more sustainable future.”