Solstad Green Operations
Solstad Green Operations® is a campaign that was implemented back in 2009. We wanted to set focus on operational measures applicable to the entire fleet, which could result in fuel reductions and emissions. The goal was to work together to change the attitude towards energy efficiency by working with day-to-day behavior onboard. From the start the SGO program was based on savings based on estimated fuel reduction for the measure. If one measure saved at least 500 liters of fuel in one day, it was equal to “1 SGO”. Small but frequent measures such as shutting of floodlights on deck every day counted as “1 SGO”. Larger measures such as saving 3 tons of fuel due to slow steaming on transit (in one day) was still only “1 SGO”. In this way all considerable measures counted as one. The number of SGO’s per vessel was published every month and the best vessel got an award. A flag was given to the vessel when they achieved more that a certain number of SGO’s.
With the Solstad Green Operations® campaign, we can see the operational savings compared to before the campaign was implemented. From 2009 until 2020 we have been able to save as much as 20% fuel during operations. This thanks to the commitment and contribution from the crew on all our vessels.
Over the years the Solstad Green Operations® campaign has optimized. Now we have other ways to track the fuel consumption than before. In our supervisory software tool, we now monitor the fuel consumption continuously. With enhanced focus on digital monitoring the Solstad Green Operations reporting has been simplified and more accurate. From 2022 each vessel only needs to generate a simple SGO’s report once a day, selecting the operational measures completed that day (one or several).
Operational measures that can be done and reported in “Solstad Green Operations®”:
- Hybrid – Diesel electric propulsion
- Green DP
- Optimize Trim/Draft
- Reduced power for accommodation
- Reduced power for main propulsion
- Reduced transit speed
- Reduced use of auxiliary equipment
- Reduced use of floodlights
- Reduced use of thrusters
- Reduced use of generators
- Use of shore electrical supply
Our target is clear: Zero emissions
Increased fuel efficiency
1 098 616
CO2 tons saved
2009 – 2023
When SGO was initiated we started to track our footprint and it became a new way of thinking. Thanks to the new mindset we have been able to save tons of fuel for our clients and our planet. Recording our footprint is key in the work towards reaching zero emission by 2050 and we started to collect emission data long before it was “cool”.
We believe in being transparent and have therefore decided share our data with the public.
Average active vessels
* Increased fleet due to merger in 2017
**Including Aqua vessels
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