Methodology for retrofit energy efficiency measures in shipping


New annex provides an alternative and less time-consuming method to monitor and calculate project fuel consumption and savings.

The new SGDL model is based on code/software that has been developed by the Sea Grant Design Laboratory (SGDL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It uses regression models based on a ship’s physical characteristics and hydrodynamics, together with its speed, loading condition, and resistance traveling through the water, to calculate the project fuel consumption and savings.

The code/software has been made publicly available at no cost via the MIT Sea Grant website.