One of the biggest energy consumers on board a ship is the climate control installation. This makes sense, because it is of the upmost importance that passengers always feel comfortable during their journey.
But it is challenging to create the best comfort levels possible without neglecting sustainability goals. Croonwolter&dros has been contributing to the energy transition for years and believes it is important to take an active social role in this. Using its vast experience, the company has created multiple proven concepts, and because it believes in sustainable technology, it has proposed a new reality on board: optimising comfort levels while simultaneously saving energy.
Age doesn't play a role. Whether a ship has been operational for a while or has just been commissioned, Croonwolter&dros has an appropriate energy optimisation proposition for every phase. As a systems integrator, the company is active in various market segments, among which is the cruise industry. This means it has a lot of experience in making sure guests enjoy unparalleled comfort during their stay - while ensuring savings on energy.
A good energy-monitoring system helps the implementation of a sustainable policy for organisations or cruise lines, by planning actions, measuring the effects and controlling the outcomes. This is a very important part of multiple ISO quality systems, such as ISO 50001, ISO 260001 and ISO 140001.
Croonwolter&dros can guide an organisation through the world of energy consumption and comfort perception. It studies systems design, usage data and ambitions; it then measures these against functional needs, the implementation strategy of energy-monitoring systems and energy loss. This means it is able to implement an ongoing performance improvement cycle regarding energy efficiency and comfort optimisation.
There are several steps the company can take to work on smart savings for a ship, including:
The measurements, the analysis, the dash boarding and the installation of any potential upgrades - such as switch boards or smart systems - all need to be implemented without disruption to the guests or the main processes that take place on board a ship.
In order to maximise business continuity, installations can be made while a vessel is in operation, often without passengers noticing the company's presence. Being a technical partner for cruise ships and ferries requires impeccable timing so that everything and everyone runs according to schedule and arrives at the right place and time.
Croonwolter&dros' cruise services can optimise, manage and supervise every electrical and HVAC aspect and system on board a ship - from engineering and installation, to commissioning and maintenance.