Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) is now offering two new services, Energy Efficiency Existing Ships Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII). Through these additional services IRClass will be able to assist shipowners and managers in assessing the EEXI and CII of their vessels and determine compliance.
Vessels will have to demonstrate compliance by the annual, intermediate or renewal IAPP survey, whichever comes first, on or after 1 January 2023, by preparing a comprehensive EEXI Technical File including calculations on Attained EEXI which must be equal to or less than the required EEXI value set for that specific ship type and size as outlined by IMO. IRClass has developed web-based electronic tools for the calculation of EEXI, evaluation for compliance and preparation of the EEXI Technical File in the required format.
Furthermore, for vessels which do not meet the required level of EEXI, IRClass can advise on reduction measures, such as engine power limitation, fitting a bulbous bow, retrofitting a duct around the propeller, propeller boss cap fin retrofits, optimised propeller designs and alternative fuels.
IRClass Managing Director, Vijay Arora, says, “We support the IMO’s initiatives and are committed to develop new services for achieving decarbonisation goals. Through these new services IRClass will offer technical expertise to shipowners and managers to help them in achieving compliance.”