Tag: <span>Biofouling</span>

IMO-Norad project to demonstrate solutions for biofouling management
Post

IMO-Norad project to demonstrate solutions for biofouling management

A newly signed project is set to demonstrate technical solutions for biofouling management in developing countries, address the transfer of invasive aquatic species, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. The TEST (Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies) Biofouling Project will run for four years (2022-2025), following an agreement signed (on 8 December) by International...

Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant
Post

Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant

Berkeley Marine Robotics (BMR) has been awarded an innovation research grant (SBIR) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct R&D and field demonstration of an autonomous underwater swarm robotic system. The system will be able to perform rapid automated inspections under ships to assess hull biofouling and detect invasive species. Rising water temperatures from...

HullWiper to begin operating in Guinea
Post

HullWiper to begin operating in Guinea

HullWiper and Agemar have signed a lease agreement to meet the growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions for vessels calling in Guinea, West Africa. Agemar Guinea (Agemar Agency & Logistics) is part of global maritime consultancy and maritime logistics solutions provider, the Agemar Group. It is the latest addition to HullWiper’s growing family...

Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership
Post

Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership

HullWiper has joined forces with International Paint, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, and underwater drone ROV specialist Orobotix to provide shipowners and operators with comprehensive hull care support in a new partnership named Intertrac HullCare. The partnership offers high-performance coating schemes from International Paint tailored for different vessel types and operating profiles, which are maintained using...

Chugoku launches new Selektope-powered antifouling
Post

Chugoku launches new Selektope-powered antifouling

Hull coating manufacturer, Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP), has integrated the active antifouling agent, Selektope in a new coating product developed for vessels. The newly launched product, Seaflo Neo M1 Plus, is the latest expansion of the Seaflo Neo range and has been designed to protect ocean-going vessels with varying trading patterns and activity levels against...

New Selektope-powered antifouling paint launched
Post

New Selektope-powered antifouling paint launched

Antifouling agent Selektope has been integrated into a brand new antifouling paint for vessels trading worldwide. Selektope is an active agent which, when added to paints and coatings, effectively repels barnacles. The ingredient is widely recognised as a highly efficient and sustainable barnacle fouling prevention product. In order to meet the growing demand of efficient...

HullWiper launches in South Korea
Post

HullWiper launches in South Korea

HullWiper has launched operations at its newest location, South Korea. Through a partnership with HullWiper Korea, a company based at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan, it will provide green, sustainable and affordable hull cleaning solutions to all vessel types calling at the country’s main ports. Hull cleaning in South Korea is highly...

I-Tech secures 6.4M frame order from Chugoku for antifouling agent
Post

I-Tech secures 6.4M frame order from Chugoku for antifouling agent

Swedish developers of active antifouling agent Selektope, I-Tech, has received a frame order worth 53m SEK (6.4m USD) from Japanese paint manufacturer, Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). Chugoku Marine Paints placed the order as a measure to secure supply in the expansion of existing and newly introduced fuel-saving antifouling products around the world. The order comes...

I-Tech upgrades regulatory position of Selektope in Japan
Post

I-Tech upgrades regulatory position of Selektope in Japan

I-Tech has been granted full approval for the antifouling active agent Selektope under the Japanese Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) enforced by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Since 2013, Selektope has held a low production volume exemption in Japan....

40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’
Post

40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’

New research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech finds that 40 per cent of vessels have unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull fouling condition on a sample of 249 ships which dry-docked over a four-year period between 2015-2019. The sample included all major ship...