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The Green Marine Technology Edition

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Marine Coating Technology

The maritime environment is harsh, and protection of maritime assets starts with modern coating technology.

Following are recent updates on coatings, from the hull to the cargo tanks, from major manufacturers.


In the four years since its coating with in 2011,” said Al? e Ong, VP Jotun Ma- carrier Famenne, which trades in fouling periods of up to 120

Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions rine Coatings. “As we get more and more aggressive warm waters.” days (HPS) system, COSCO Europe report- long-term data from the system, which is The Famenne mainly trades in Asia • 95% less bio- edly has reached new heights of ef? - the ? rst solution of its kind to measure and the Middle East, but over the test cide than traditional ciency, cost control and environmental performance in line with ISO 19030, we period it traversed most of the globe, antifoulings performance. get the hard evidence to prove what we including stints in southern Europe and • Vessels comply-

Figures released by Jotun show that already knew – namely that HPS deliv- North America. In addition, Famenne ing with a full Hemp- the 2008-built, 10,062 TEU container- ers the cleanest hulls, highest ef? ciency experienced a number of relatively long aguard X7 speci? ca- ship cut fuel costs by $4.5 million and and best environmental performance on idle periods during the test. tion get a performance reduced CO2 emissions by some 29,500 the market. “One of the key bene? ts of Hempa- satisfaction guarantee tons. Ong notes that the ship, which re- guard is its ability to maintain its an- PPG showcased four of “As a company we are committed ceived the HPS treatment at COSCO tifouling performance despite long its premium marine coat- to delivering optimal value for all our (Zhoushan) Shipyard in October 2012, idle periods,” said Torben Rasmussen, ings solutions at a recent stakeholders and the best environmental has so far recorded a speed loss of just Global Key Account Manager, Marine global shipbuilding exhibition.

performance for our ? eet, which forms 0.76% (measured to ISO 19030). This Marketing, Hempel. “Thanks to the One product is SIGMAGLIDE a key link in the global supply chain,” compares to a market average of 5.9% combination of silicone and biocides, 1290 fouling release coating, one of said Mr. Hou, Deputy General Man- for vessels treated with standard anti- Hempaguard guarantees continued foul- PPG’s most recent product innovations. ager of COSCO Shipping Lines. “HPS fouling solutions. ing prevention during idle periods of up It is a 100% silicone binder fouling re- has proven that it helps us meet these Euronav had been using Hempel sili- to 120 days. This was clearly demon- lease system uses a dynamic surface demands, enabling market leading hull cone coatings on its tankers since 2007, strated during the Euronav test.” regeneration technology to eliminate performance and unlocking signi? cant and the company was keen to try the new Following the positive results of the slime problems and increase fuel sav- fuel and emissions savings.” technology, but wanted to patch test it on test and the expected fuel savings from ings compared to existing fouling re-

HPS combines Jotun’s SeaQuantum a vessel in active service before making Hempaguard, Euronav intends to switch lease products, said Sijmen Visser, PPG

X200 antifouling, enhanced technical any full-ship applications. a number of vessels to the coating. global marketing manager, marine. “One service, performance analysis according “Maintaining a smooth and fouling To date, Hempaguard has been applied of the well-known drawbacks of fouling to ISO 19030 and a high performance free underwater hull surface during the to more than 400 full-ship applications release technologies is that their effec- guarantee. The coating is designed to entire service period is vital for the ef- since its full launch in September 2013. tiveness reduces over time. This is often limit the growth of organisms on the ? cient operation of our vessels,” said According to the manufacturer, some seen at the waterline where the impact hull, while the analysis and guarantee Theodore Mavraidis, Fleet Technical Hempaguard advantages include: of sunlight, dirt and UV radiation has a ensure measurability and accountability. Manager, Euronav Ship Management. • Average fuel savings of 6% over the negative effect and leads to the aggrega- “HPS has now been applied to over “We tested Hempaguard using a (300 entire docking interval tion of slime,” Visser said. “PPG SIG- 400 vessels worldwide since its launch sq. m.) test patch on our VLCC crude • Excellent fouling resistance for idle MAGLIDE 1290 has been engineered

On February 27 Hempel inaugurated its new North American Central Distribution

Centre (CDC) in Northlake, Texas, a signi

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