Tag: Hull Coatings

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...

Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double
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Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double

The number of ships using a Selektope-containing antifouling coating is expected to more than double in 2019 following a successful 2018. Selektope, a barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech. The organic, non-metal compound temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a...

I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling
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I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling

Swedish company I-Tech has received a supply order of its antifouling ingredient Selektope from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). The order is worth 36 million SEK (3.9 million USD). Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface...

Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules
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Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules

Seagull Maritime and Jotun have launched a set of e-learning modules on paint maintenance to help owners and operators improve the maintenance and effectiveness of their ships’ on-board paint. The e-learning modules will focus on in-service treatments and how in-service maintenance can limit or prevent deterioration to paint from corrosion, which can have long-term cost...

Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating
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Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating

A Golden Gate Bridge ferry has opted for Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed coating, marking the first application of Ecospeed to a ferry operating in California. The ferry M.S Marin, owned and operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has received application of the coating to its hull and will now undergo performance evaluation. Since...

I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe
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I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe

Swedish bio-technology innovator I-Tech plans to evaluate the potential for large-scale production of its organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient across Europe. Selektope, chemically known as medetomidine, has been used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals. The molecule was first developed by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University, and since then...

PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance
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PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance

  Marine coatings company, PPG, and classification society, DNV GL, have signed a collaboration agreement to improve hull and propeller performance through DNV GL’s hull analysis methodologies. The IMO has said that one tenth of the world fleet’s fuel consumption is attributed to poor hull and propeller performance, costing owners an additional USD 30bn a...

Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application
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Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application

Hempel has applied its antifouling coating, Hempaguard, to more than 1000 ships to date, totalling a combined bunker saving of USD 400m and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than three million tonnes per year. Hempel claims its antifouling coating achieves six per cent fuel savings over the entre docking interval. The coating prevents...