More ship operators have recognised that proactive fouling control and hull efficiency are critical to managing increasingly strict regulations, rising fuel costs and environmental performance.
In this context, Jotun launched HullKeeper, an advanced hull optimisation programme with the aim to improve hull efficiency and assist operators in making proactive decisions for optimal performance, efficiency and regulatory compliance.
Jotun, which received the GREEN4SEA- EUROPORT Energy Efficiency Award back in 2019, for supplying paints and coatings that have been specially developed for unique conditions, explains that this new addition combines company’s extensive digital capabilities, ROV inspections and trusted analytical and technical expertise to help operators keep fuel, inspection and cleaning costs under control.
Designed by Jotun’s team of hull performance experts, the four-part programme optimises hull performance, regardless of the chosen coating. Ship operators can take full control of their operations through hull monitoring, fouling risk alerts, inspections and advisory services. Jotun says that operators can benefit from the complete package or select only the parts that work for them.
The HullKeeper programme is grounded in Jotun’s proprietary fouling risk algorithm, supported by data from different sources to make fouling control and efficiency more predictable. By providing insight into issues before they occur, ship operators can take planned corrective actions. And as more data and information accumulate, best practices can be identified and implemented across the whole fleet, Jotun claims.