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“The sensor equipment from Danfoss IXA is an innovative piece of technology that enables ship owners to continuously prove compliance with the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions. At Nordic Tankers, together with our partners, we aim to be front-runners in supporting the development of our industry world-wide, why the cooperation with Danfoss IXA on testing the new solution is an interesting project for us”, says Per Sylvester Jensen, CEO, Nordic Tankers. The sensor technology is installed on the chemical tanker Nordic Mari. The ship is owned by Nordic Tankers with Dania Ship Management as trusted manager. “The equipment is well designed and was delivered to the Nordic Mari as a complete product. In the beginning of the test period, the durability of the sensor was challenged by the very toxic and harsh environment in which it was placed, but these problems have been solved by Danfoss IXA”, says Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt, CEO, Dania Ship

DATA SEND ASHORE “The technology makes it possible to document how much your ships are emitting worldwide, and the data is sent directly to you ashore. This means we can prove compliance at any time and once the development picks up speed, we will be ready and one step ahead of the rest of the industry”, says Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt and continues: “Our next target is to compare the readings onboard Nordic Mari with other external readings, for example the sensor fitted on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. The sensor on the bridge is first and foremost fitted to ensure compliance with Danish and global legislation, but over time such technology will also ensure a level playing field, which we support as a principle for doing business today”. ENGINE PERFORMANCE Besides monitoring emissions on an ongoing basis and proving compliance, the sensor technology also has enabled Dania Ship Management to track how the engines are performing by reading out the data from the vessel.

FACTS • In 2015, Danfoss IXA installed the sensor technology on the chemical tanker Nordic Mari that shuttles between Europe and the USA. • The tanker is owned by Nordic Tankers, and Dania Ship Management is the technical managers of the vessel. • The sensors from Danfoss IXA measure the emissions of SO2, NOx and NH3 while a cloud-solution makes data accessible to both ship owners and authorities.

“As a general rule, change in the shipping industry is driven by legislation. But if the sensor technology is following the development of electronically controlled engines, you will be able to continuously optimize combustion and cut fuel costs. This could be a future incentive for change as well”, says Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt.

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