ABB unveils certified MRV module

May 19 2017

ABB has introduced an monitoring, reporting, verification (MRV) module, which has been certified by independent agency Verifavia as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements.

The system follows requirements set out in Regulation (EU) N° 2015/757, the associated Delegated and Implementing Acts and the ISO IEC 25051 standard on software.


As a standardised MRV compliant software platform, the ABB module collects and visualises data from on board sensors regarding ship’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on a per-voyage basis. This information is then used to create an annual emission report as required by the MRV regulation for ships above 5,000 gt calling at European ports, irrespective of where the ship or the company is registered.


The digital marine application is part of the ABB AbilityTM platform, enabling customers to turn data insights into direct actions to enhance performance, the company claimed.


“In recent years, we have placed a great emphasis on connectivity and the role of big data in the shipping industry,” said Juha Koskela, ABB’s marine and ports business managing director. “Going beyond our MRV initiative, we see our digital solutions as an important driver in the industry’s journey towards remote operations, predictive maintenance planning and more automated ships.”


Alberto Perez-Espinosa, global sales head, said, “Being compliant with regulations and for shipowners to have a sustainable license to operate is one thing. But within ABB we take pride in helping our clients by delivering a system that can easily be extended with different optimisation modules.”  

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