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New SPA project cuts fuel bills!

AuthorsHenk van den Boom
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 89
Date1 Aug 2006
Reading time2 minutes

After completing the Sea Trial Analysis Joint Industry Project, MARIN is now starting a JIP to reduce fuel costs - the Service Performance Analysis (SPA) project. From fleet comparisons it is known that the fuel consumption of sister ships on the same trade may vary up to 10%. Optimum trim, routing, speed control, autopilot and propeller pitch setting and propeller cleaning, can reduce fuel bills by more than 5%.


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