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Influence of EEDI on Ship Design & Operation

Online event 27th May 2020


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The reduction of CO2 emissions has been a key target in the development of the Marine Industry since the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee published its findings 10 years ago from which a number of measures resulting in technical and operational reductions were made mandatory in 2011. Foremost amongst these measures; nearly all new builds have to conform to the limits of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

There are now new ISO standards for initial ship trials to verify the EEDI calculations. ISO 19030 standard consolidates the latest academic and industry knowledge regarding a standardised method to measure the performance of a vessel through the water. IMO and EU require vessels to monitor their efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and distance travelled (EU MRV started 1st January 2018 and the IMO system has started 1st January 2019). It is expected that the data collected will help inform future EEDI regulations.

These regulations represent some of the most important technical measures introduced so far to encourage the reduction of shipping CO2 emissions.


The conference will consider the effectiveness of these measures and their impact on ship design and operation. RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, shipbuilders, regulators, operators, equipment manufactures and researchers on all related topics including:

  • Verification of the EEDI calculations
  • Measurement and analysis of ship efficiency
  • Influence on ship design
  • Influence on vessel operations
  • Environmental and economic impact
  • Future regulatory developments
  • Operational strategies to improve ship efficiency
  • Retrofit technologies
  • Designing energy efficient ships
  • Performance verification, monitoring and management
  • Full scale measurements and demonstrations
  • Radical energy saving strategies and devices

Conference Programme

11:00 - 11:05  Welcome 

11:05 - 11:40  What are really the consequences of the IMO 2050 ambition? Johan de Jong, MARIN, The Netherlands

11:40 - 12:15  A  review  of  safety  and  environmental  compliance  requirements for offshore vessels J. Gullaksen, JG Maritime Engineering Ltd, UK

12:15 - 12:50  Implementation of the shaft/engine power limitation concept in MARPOL ANNEX VI J. Wienke and L. Hawmann, DNV GL SE, Germany

12:50 - 13:35  Break

13:35 - 14:10  Determining the EEDI “minimum propulsion power” F. C. Gerhardt, M. Kjellberg, B. Korkmaz, K. Ljungqvist and A. Shiri, SSPA Sweden AB, Sweden

14:10 - 14:45  OPEX/CAPEX/EEDI  Compliance  optimization  of  a  roll-on  roll-off passenger vessel using system simulation R. Nicolas, Siemens Digital Industries Software, France

14:45 - 15:30  Discussion and closure

**UK time (BST, UTC+1)

**Presentation time includes Q&A of approximately 10 minutes

Free online conference

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be offered on digital format, please place your order £35+VAT on 

Conference Venue

The EEDI conference will be held online using Zoom.

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to attend the Meetings, but those attending will be asked to download the Zoom App if not already downloaded. If you are unable to download, install, or run applications you may join from your browser. However, the meeting experience from the browser is limited.

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