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Four steps to optimisation

An increasing number of ship operators have recognised that proactive fouling control and hull efficiency are critical to managing increasingly strict regulations and rising fuel costs.

Grounded in Jotun’s proprietary fouling risk algorithm, supported by data from different sources to make fouling control and efficiency more predictable HullKeeper combines Jotun’s extensive digital capabilities, ROV inspections and analytical and technical expertise to help operators keep fuel, inspection and cleaning costs under control.

Jotun’s Global Digital & Data Director, Andreas Krapp, notes that controlling the condition of a ship’s hull is the key to lowering fuel consumption and corresponding emissions, “Ship operators that use HullKeeper will be able to identify potential problems long before fouling impacts vessel performance, allowing them to make better decisions, faster.”

Hullkeeper provides insight into issues before they occur enabling ship operators to take planned corrective actions. And as more data and information accumulate, best practices can be identified and implemented across the whole fleet.

Increased fuel consumption related to biofouling accounts for about nine per cent of the 919 million tons of CO2 and 21 million tons of other greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by shipping annually. Whilst acknowledging that it is unlikely that the industry will reach the full potential reduction of 85 million tons of GHGs, Krapp says HullKeeper represents a genuine opportunity to help the industry make significant emissions reductions. “In addition to offering ship operators a cost-effective programme that can reduce GHG emissions, HullKeeper helps them save on bunkering costs. In this way, HullKeeper incentivises improved environmental performance.”

Exhibitor: Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd

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