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From May 2018, New Zealand will require all vessels that arrive in its waters to have ‘clean hulls’, with varying levels of fouling acceptable depending on the vessel’s itinerary.

This region has also seen the world’s ? rst biofouling “casualty” as the bulk carrier DL Mari- gold was turned away having been deemed an invasive species risk.

Michael Hindmarsh, AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings Business, supplier of International Coatings (Continued from page 85) emissions; improving the operational ef- mediate antifouling protection. For this uct choice to provide cost savings. We

Much has been discussed for the past ? ciency of a vessel and minimising the reason, this technology also provides a also launched Intertrac Perform as a pilot dozen years regarding the transport of operator’s environmental footprint. highly ef? cient solution for slow steam- initiative. This tool measures and moni- invasive species in ballast water, but

Globic 9500M (M for maintenance) is ing and long idle periods. tors hull performance data and validates what is the situation in your corner of designed to protect against slime as well it against predictions made by Intertrac the market?

as soft and hard fouling in all conditions. We recently launched Vision, AkzoNobel’s landmark big data Hindmarsh

Hindmarsh Another major trend Globic 9500S (S for static) is designed Intertrac OBM (On Board Mainte- tool for coating performance predic- on our horizon is the focus on reduc- to protect against hard-fouling even dur- nance), the latest advancement to the tion. Developed in partnership with Uni- ing the translocation of invasive aquatic ing extended out? tting periods. Together Intertrac range, which will help custom- versity College London, this software species on the underwater sides of ships these two coatings deliver unparalleled ers reduce sea stores costs by up to 20%. builds on the capabilities of Intertrac, hulls. In August the IMO launched a new anti-fouling protection. These two Glo- This online tool records, visualizes and a tool which analyses the fouling chal- global project, the GloFouling Partner- bic coatings are built on our patented analyzes Seastores purchasing patterns lenges of different trading routes, and ship, to encourage the uptake of the IMO Nano acrylate technology, which deliv- by vessel and ? eet. Intertrac OBM pro- Intertrac Vision, launched in 2015, a big

Guidelines for the control and manage- ers superior antifouling performance vides greater transparency and control data tool which combines this data with ment of ships’ biofouling (resolution for new buildings and dry-dockings. over OBM paint consumption as well as hydrodynamic analysis to predict hull

MEPC.207(62)). These guidelines as This Nano acrylate technology provides purchasing and has a number of features. performance. With Intertrac Perform, the they stand are not mandatory – but they a ? ne polishing control mechanism to These include streamlining purchas- Intertrac range forms a complete digital do outline what best practice looks like bring the integral biocides to the surface ing to avoid small quantity orders and solution for predicting, measuring and for owners and operators wishing to stay at a stable rate ensuring a clean hull. The additional administration costs. It also analyzing coating performance, without ahead of the curve. unique technology activates as soon as identi? es alternative ports with greater the need for any expensive equipment to

This looks like the smart choice, as the hull meets the water for full and im- savings potential, and optimizes prod- be installed.

many countries and regions are begin- ning to move ahead of the IMO and introduce their own biofouling regula- tions. For example, from May 2018,

New Zealand will require all vessels that arrive in its waters to have ‘clean hulls’, with varying levels of fouling acceptable depending on the vessel’s itinerary. This region has also seen the world’s ? rst bio- fouling “casualty” as the bulk carrier DL

Marigold was turned away having been deemed an invasive species risk. The state of California also intends to tighten up its regulations on biofouling to in- clude the mandatory biofouling manage- ment of the vessel’s wetted surfaces.

What is your company’s most recent product/system launch? Please pro- vide insights on its performance prom-

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