The selection of iHelm by Erik Thun Group, a renowned name in Northern European short-sea shipping since 1938, marks an important step in their journey towards enhanced energy management and sustainability. This order was made after Erik Thun had tested iHelm on their dry cargo vessel Eken. Cetasol’s iHelm system will support Erik Thun’s fleet operations by providing actionable insights and a comprehensive platform for readable and sorted data management.
iHelm sets itself apart with its dynamic AI capabilities that adapt seamlessly to both repeatable and unique maritime operations. The system is not only a tool for energy management but also a robust framework for reducing emissions through smart, data-driven recommendations. Additionally, iHelm automates the collection and analysis of emission statistics, empowering the Erik Thun Group with actionable environmental data.
Ethan Faghani, CEO of Cetasol commented on the deal: ‘We are thrilled that Erik Thun Group has chosen iHelm to advance their energy management goals. Our solution is designed to transform maritime operations with data that is not just comprehensive but also readable and sorted for effective decision-making. This decision by Erik Thun Group demonstrates a shared vision of operational excellence and commitment to reducing emissions.'”
With a fleet primarily engaged in Northern European short-sea shipping, Erik Thun Group’s decision to integrate iHelm highlights its proactive approach to operational efficiency and environmental movement in the maritime industry.
“The versatile and easy-to-install hardware makes the system easy to roll out on our fleet of almost 50 vessels. It’s dynamic in connecting to a variety of systems we have across the fleet. With a screen on the bridge, the seafarer can instantaneously see how the fuel consumption comparing to similar trips. With the iHelm software we can collect all data to our office and with the built-in AI tool the analysis can be done and adapt to what suits our needs. We are very happy to take this step with Cetasol.” Quote from Henrik Kallsson, Deputy Managing Director of Erik Thun Group.
This collaboration is a significant milestone in maritime energy management and reflects a growing industry trend toward data-driven solutions for sustainable operations. Erik Thun Group’s adoption of iHelm from Cetasol is a testament to the evolving needs of the maritime sector in the era of environmental consciousness.