Working with energy-efficiency


At J. Lauritzen, energy-efficiency is a top management focus as we consider it key to both business success and environmental responsibility. Not only does energy efficiency benefit the environment, it also leads to lower costs and improved competitiveness.

In our work to align our environmental efforts throughout the Group, several initiatives have been started to help us operate more efficiently and to help us comply with the environmental principles of the UN Global Compact.

Energy-Efficiency project

In 2011, we initiated a joint Group project with the objective of enhancing fuel-efficiency and reducing emissions throughout our fleet. The Energy-Efficiency Project involves both bulk and gas carriers with the aim of identifying extensive solutions for more energy-efficient operations.

Our goal for the first two years was to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions with up 10% whilst also achieving significant cost-savings. In 2013, we found that we had reached beyond this goal. 

The project focus on main and auxiliary engines, fuel and bunker management, energy consumption and voyage planning.

The efforts put in by Lauritzen Bulkers are expressed through the business unit's Vessel Energy Renovation Plans: a fleet performance catalogue that covers optimisation of auxiliary machine consumption, including pumps, fans and air conditioning, plus additional initiatives for technical and operational optimisation.

The ambition behind the VERP is to increase awareness of the importance of saving fuel, both from an economic and environmental perspective, and to improve knowledge of high tech solutions in our fleet of bulk carriers.


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