Can you enhance the fuel efficiency of a 4-year-old ship? Gotlandsbolaget answered this question by deciding on an implementation of the EcoPilot Bridge system on M/S Gotland, a Ro-Pax ship that operates between the island of Gotland and the Swedish mainland. This will result in fuel savings as well as reductions on greenhouse gas emissions.
M/S Gotland is a modern vessel equipped with a dual-fuel engine, pitch control, and a bridge solution from Wärtsilä. The EcoPilot Bridge system is designed for seamless integration into ships of this type. Once installed, EcoPilot receives engine data from the Wärtsilä system and calculates an optimized power plan from the active route. EcoPilot integrates well with any voyage optimization system and adds values by executing the outcome from voyage optimization.
EcoPilot improves ship performance through:
– Voyage power planning with the calculation of optimized propulsion and precise arrival times
– Ship speed cruise control for the automatic execution of the power plan
– Ship-to-shore connectivity for remote communication and performance analysis
About M/S Gotland:
Ship type: Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
Gross Tonnage: 32,447
Length Overall (m): 200
Year of Build: 2019
Passenger capacity: 1,650
Loading capacity: 500 cars/1,745 m