Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) will be offering two new services Energy Efficiency Existing Ships Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII). Through these new services IRClass will assist shipowners and managers in assessing the EEXI and CII of their vessels and determine compliance.
Vessels will have to demonstrate compliance by the annual, intermediate or renewal IAPP survey whichever comes first on or after 1 January 2023, by preparing a comprehensive EEXI Technical File including calculations on Attained EEXI which must be equal to or less than the required EEXI value set for that specific ship type and size as outlined by IMO. IRClass has developed web-based electronic tool for calculation of EEXI, evaluation for compliance and preparation of EEXI Technical File in the required format and it will be available on our existing web-based platform for SEEMP and Data collection and reporting.
Further for vessels which are not meeting the required level of EEXI, IRClass can advise on the reduction measures such as engine power limitation (EPL), fitting a bulbous bow based on operational profile, retrofitting duct around propeller, vortex generator fins / pre or post-swirl fins, Propeller boss cap fins (PBCF), Optimized propeller, alternative fuel. IRClass can provide estimations of energy efficiency improvement using numerical methods such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis.
The Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) is an operational measure and will be applicable to ships currently required to report fuel consumption data under IMO DCS, i.e., ships of 5000 GT & above engaged in international voyages. Based on the annual data collected, the attained annual operational CII will have to be calculated, documented, and verified against the required annual operational CII to determine operational carbon intensity rating A, B, C, D or E (A being the most superior). Ship rated D for 3 consecutive years or rated as E shall develop a plan of corrective actions to achieve the required annual operational CII. IRClass will support the stakeholders in understanding and preparing the revised SEEMP and our electronic tool can be used to determine the attained and required CII and estimate the rating of the vessel. IRClass also provide customized training to create awareness about the new regulations for shore and ship staff.
IRClass Managing Director – Mr. Vijay Arora, said today ‘IRClass supports the IMO’s initiatives and is committed to develop new services towards achieving the decarbonisation goals. Through these new services IRClass provides technical expertise to shipowners and managers in achieving compliance.