The solution provides proactive condition monitoring services tailored for each vessel, using a proprietary algorithm and big data to predict fouling development and cleaning schedules.

Jotun claims that its solution can lead to a CO₂ emissions reduction of at least 40 million tons per year. It coyl also help prevent the spread of invasive species.

The HullSkater removes individual bacteria and biofilm before macro-fouling takes hold. It stays on the hull by magnetic wheels, each equipped with electric motors for propulsion and steering. The vehicle has cameras and sensors, supporting the operator with data for navigation and documenting fouling on the ship hull.

The vehicle is connected to the operator’s control center through an umbilical and can be operated remotely for vessels anywhere in the world with 4G coverage.