Coventry-based Sonihull, the developer of environmentally friendly antifouling systems, has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime to be its sole-supplier of ultrasonic anti-fouling systems. The agreement covers every application in the Kongsberg Maritime’s range of Kamewa waterjets.
“This agreement is a significant achievement in the current climate,” said Darren A. Rowlands, CEO of Sonihull. “Kongsberg Maritime has a very wide field of operation and we can help to improve efficiencies in multiple applications.”
“As the maritime industry faces the challenges of a low carbon future, we are developing zero-harm anti-fouling systems to meet the environmental and economic challenges caused by bio-fouling.
“Our technology unlocks significant margins within existing vessel systems, which extends the viability of the world’s fleet without damaging the environment or impacting operator viability.
“In waterjet and propeller applications, our systems can improve long-term fuel economy by up to 20 per cent,” said Rowlands, adding: “In other applications, like box cooler installations, we can reduce capital and MRO costs by up to 95 per cent.”