Tag: <span>Hull Cleaning</span>

HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia
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HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia

HullWiper is teaming up with KWINT Offshore Services Namibia to bring green, safe and port-approved hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at Walvis Bay. Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has issued an Environmental Clearance Certificate to KWINT to operate the hull cleaning solution, making HullWiper’s eco-friendly Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the only hull...

HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner
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HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has reached agreement with container line giant HMM and Jotun to utilise Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) on a series of newbuilds. The agreement, signed 8 December, will see Jotun HullSkater proactively inspect and clean vessel hulls during outfitting to ensure optimal environmental performance and protection. Jotun launched HSS to the...

HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container
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HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container

HullWiper has announced the launch of its self-contained 40ft container to meet the need for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning operations at remote locations. HullWiper worked with MFC Concepts, a producer of highly engineered modular and offshore containers, to modify the container so that its Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) can be transported, by road or sea,...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions
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Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions

Norwegian marine coatings provider Jotun has announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning, offering shipowners an always clean hull in the most challenging operations. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions is offering high performance antifouling, proactive condition monitoring, inspection and proactive cleaning, high end technical service, and performance and service level...

More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling
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More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling

The rapid pace of technological innovation has had a growing impact on the shipping industry.  But as owners and fleet managers face increasing pressure to improve environmental performance, new technologies will be necessary to ensure a profitable and sustainable future.  The impact of biofouling on ship fuel use and emissions has generated increasing attention. According...

Biofouling demands urgent and proactive approach, stresses Bellona
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Biofouling demands urgent and proactive approach, stresses Bellona

The risks posed to both the environment and the sustainability of commercial shipping by biofouling should not be underestimated, according to Norwegian environmental pressure group Bellona. The issue, which has yet to be tackled by any meaningful international legislation, apparently poses a serious threat ‘triumvirate’. However, as Bellona points out, by tackling it head on,...

HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar
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HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar

HullWiper has announced expansion of its operations in Gibraltar in partnership with global ship fuel conservation and underwater services provider SCAMP. As part of the expansion a second underwater hull cleaning unit will be operational in the first quarter of 2020. Since HullWiper began operating in the Port of Gibraltar in 2017, approximately 60 hull...

Robotic hull cleaning tech gets Dutch approval
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Robotic hull cleaning tech gets Dutch approval

Robotic hull cleaning system maker ECOsubsea has won acceptance by the Port of Rotterdam to offer its hull cleaning solution. The Dutch national regulatory body, Rijkswaterstaat, has given the Norwegian company the green light to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports including Europe’s biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam. The...

ECOsubsea hull cleaning tech approved by two European ports
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ECOsubsea hull cleaning tech approved by two European ports

ECOsubsea, the Norwegian firm offering a hull cleaning technology has received approval from the Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. Following around 500 vessel cleanings in Southampton and Norway to demonstrate that the hull cleaning system meets the latest strict clean water environmental regulations, the ports approved the technology. While traditional hull cleaning requires divers, which...