Tag: <span>Hull Coatings</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...

Kongsberg signs antifouling agreement with Sonihull
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Kongsberg signs antifouling agreement with Sonihull

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...

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,...

Nippon Paint Marine adds XSHIP to hull condition monitoring solution
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Nippon Paint Marine adds XSHIP to hull condition monitoring solution

Nippon Paint Marine has enhanced its existing hull condition monitoring software by adding the XSHIP Performance tool to its KP Analysis fuel saving system. While Nippon Paint Marine’s in-house KP Analysis Team’s service has been offered to verify the fuel and power saving of its low-friction LF-Sea antifouling range since 2006, the introduction of the...

Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections
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Hempel launches ROV powered underwater hull inspections

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage. Under Hempel’s Hull Inspection Service, inspections are conducted by an expert coatings advisor operating an ROV which is navigated around the vessel’s hull using remote-controlled thrusters....

Gaslog opts for Nippon hull coating
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Gaslog opts for Nippon hull coating

Piraeus-based gas carrier vessel operator Gaslog has opted to apply Nippon Paint Marine’s A-LF Sea hull coating as part of its current drydocking programme.  Gaslog said that it strives to limit the impact of its operations on the marine environment and pursue optimal operational efficiency across its fleet. With this in mind, anything proven to...

Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance, says Jotun Marine manager
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Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance, says Jotun Marine manager

Hull and propeller performance have a much larger impact on vessel efficiency than previously thought, says Jotun Marine analyst manager Manolis Levantis. According to Mr Levantis, “We estimate that the average yearly speed loss for all vessel types and trades, regardless of what anti-fouling is used, is about six percent. For a typical bulk carrier,...

PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study
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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study

PPG has announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with DNV GL, used the classification society’s hull performance analysis methodology to analyse the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas...

HHI and Jotun sign MoU on emission cutting paint primer
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HHI and Jotun sign MoU on emission cutting paint primer

Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with paint manufacturer Jotun for the use of a new solvent-free primer that claims to reduce emissions by up to 90 per cent. The corrosion-protective primer has been in development for 13 years and reduces solvent (VOC) emissions into the air from approximately...