EEDI Test & Trials for EMSA
A CO2 design index has been in development within the IMO. The index is currently commonly known as the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Once approved, it will in theory reduce CO2-emissions from new ships in the future. If the EEDI will be approved in the next MEPC meeting (62), it will first apply to conventional vessels.
After the initial phase of two years, the index will be expanded to also include RoRo and RoPax vessels.
The main goal of the EEDI is to reduce global CO2 emissions, however, without distorting competition or restricting trade or growth among other things. By expanding the EEDI to include short-sea shipping vessels, especially European RoRo and RoPax vessels, there is a great risk of affecting the main design parameters of these vessel types in such a way that future designs will be extremely difficult, if not impossible to complete. These difficulties are caused by special vessel characteristics such as high service speeds as well as installed reserve power that are required by short-sea shipping vessels.
This study will further investigate whether any modifications or adjustments could be defined for the EEDI methodology, so that RoRo and RoPax vessels could be included within the EEDI scope.
To view the study, click EEDI Test & Trials for EMSA II