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Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

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List of Abbreviations

3. Developing a SEEMP
3.1 3.2 IMO guidance Stage 1: Plan Stage 2: Implement Stage 3: Monitor Stage 4: Evaluate Beyond the guidelines Energy Auditing Company-level processes Integration with existing processes External reporting

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1. Introduction & User Guidelines: Step-by-Step SEEMP

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2. The Regulation
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Development of SEEMP regulation The regulation The guidelines Entry into force Application Survey and certification Enforcement Conclusion on the regulation

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4. Description of Measures
Voyage planning Main Engine Propulsion and Hydrodynamics On-board power management

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5. Applicable Measures by Ship Type 6. SEEMP Template


Header List of abbreviations Documents referred to in preparation of SEEMP Introduction Log of overall efficiency trend Table of measures Description of measures

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Appendix 1: 2012 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (Resolution MEPC.213(63))

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1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. General 4. Framework and structure of the SEEMP 5. Guidance on best practices for fuelefficient operation of ships

Appendix 2: Guidelines for Voluntary use of EEOI (MEPC.1/CIRC.684)

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* Resolution MEPC.213(63), see Appendix 1.

From 1 January 2013, all ships over 400GT on international voyages will be required to carry a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), detailing the operational and

technical measures that will be implemented on board to improve efficiency and therefore reduce fuel consumption.

SEEMP is a soft regulation: there is no mechanism to force or even incentivise ship operators to implement the measures listed in their SEEMPs. Monitoring and enforcement is limited to verifying simply that the SEEMP exists-see more detail on the regulation in Section 2. On the face of it, compliance with the SEEMP regulation should be straightforward, and indeed generic SEEMPs that can be quickly tailored to give the appearance of a customised plan are available. As these typically follow the format set out in the IMO Guidelines on the Development of a SEEMP*, they pre-comply with both elements of the Regulation to carry a SEEMP and for it to have been developed in accordance with the Guidelines. The usual rationale for a bare compliance approach to regulation is to keep costs to a minimum, but SEEMPs have the potential to save money for operators by reducing fuel bills. The more thoroughly one is designed and implemented, the greater the potential savings, but even a simple SEEMP, followed properly, will give benefits.

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Even a simple SEEMP, followed properly, will give benefits.


Given that there is a requirement to develop a SEEMP, many operators will wish to examine how they can capture the efficiency gains in practice. But the regulation is so open-ended, and the spectrum of potential measures to improve energy efficiency is so broad ranging from small, no-cost initiatives such as encouraging crew to switch off lights and appliances, to the installation of major pieces of retrofit equipment such as waste heat recovery systems that it can be difficult to know where to begin. This publication is designed to be a simple and practical step-by-step guide to developing a SEEMP that balances operators desire for a straightforward means of complying with the SEEMP regulation with their wish to reap the benefits of energy efficiency measures SEEMP.

Through following these guidelines and utilising the templates, any operator should be able to create a tailored. shipspecific SEEMP with ease. The manual is designed to be placed onboard the ship and contain the actual SEEMP that the crew use. Remember: this is an official ships document and may be required to be presented to Port State Control. The more costly and technologically complex measures of course require a significant amount of assessment and evaluation before implementation. But this should not blind operators to the fact that there are many measures that deliver tangible benefits and can be implemented very quickly. These measures could form the basis of the initial SEEMP that is required from the beginning of 2013, with more extensive measures evaluated in subsequent iterations, using the IMOs recommended cycle of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation -detailed further in Section 3.
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This publication is designed to be a simple and practical stepby-step guide to developing a SEEMP that balances operators desire for a straightforward means of complying with the SEEMP regulation with their wish to reap the benefits of energy efficiency measures.

By ensuring that a number of simple energy-saving measures are properly implemented and monitored during the initial iteration of a SEEMP, operators will not only begin to shave costs from their fuel bills, they will increase awareness of and commitment to energy saving amongst crew and onshore staff, and, crucially, they will be gathering the data that will underpin the evaluation of further measures.

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2. The Regulation
Accordingly in Section 4, which describes possible measures for inclusion in a SEEMP, the broad areas of Voyage Planning, Main Engine, Propulsion and Hydrodynamics and On-board Power management are split into Quick Wins and Further Investments. Quick Wins require only modest upfront investment and are recommended for first-generation SEEMPs. Further Investments involve greater capital (monetary) expenditure or assessment of suitability and are recommended for possible inclusion in later iterations of the SEEMP. Further Investments are not treated in great depth in this Manual, and not all potential energy-saving measures have been listed the focus is on well-established options, rather than more radical technologies that are often in earlier stages of technological development. A whole range of energy-saving measures can be accessed at Fathom-CTech.com, where ship owners and operators can register free of charge. This includes descriptions of the technologies as well as analysis of the providers, products, and estimates of potential fuel savings. Section 5 shows at a glance which measures are applicable to which ship types, while Section 6 offers a template for rapid development of a shipspecific SEEMP.

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The concept of a voluntary tool to assist ship operators

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* MEPC 58/INF.7 *(2) GHG-WG 2/4/1. * MEPC.1/Circ.683 * Resolution MEPC.203(62) * Appendix 2 of this Manual

with energy efficiency management has been the least controversial of the GHG reduction mechanisms considered by the International Maritime Organization, and the industry has played a leading role in developing the regulations.

A coalition of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), Intercargo, Intertanko and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) submitted a draft Ship Efficiency Management Plan to in 2008* and further refined this draft for an inter-sessional meeting the following year *(2) Guidelines for development of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) regulations were agreed at the following session, MEPC 59 in 2009, and circulated* for voluntary application. The regulations themselves were eventually adopted as an amendment to MARPOL Annex VI at MEPC 62 in July 2011 as Regulation 22.* MEPC 63 in February 2012 adopted revised SEEMP Guidelines as Resolution MEPC.213(63) 2012 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).*
** Any of the guidelines mentioned can be accessed through the IMO website (www.imo.org) and a simple search of the term on the internet will reveal them.

Note that the measures and suggestions are not an exhaustive list and should not be treated as such. Not all measures will be applicable to all vessels and in each situation just those that are right for the ship and the company should be chosen. A Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan should be a living document and under constant review. It does not need to cover every potentially applicable measure in Iteration One.

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