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Oct 14, 2021 | Featured Article, News

AkzoNobel furthers support to the marine industry’s carbon neutral roadmap with the introduction of Intertrac HullCare

AkzoNobel is providing shipowners with extra control over vessel efficiency and environmental performance via the launch of its new hull management solution that it guarantees will reduce speed losses up to one per cent over a 10-year period.

Intertrac HullCare combines high-performance hull coating technology from AkzoNobel’s International range, cutting-edge ROV (remote operating vehicle) inspection, and big data performance monitoring with proven hull cleaning techniques aligned with the BIMCO industry standard – resulting in what it claims is the industry’s most environmentally sustainable hull management package to date.    

Customers have the option to choose between a five-year or 10-year scheme to help operators deliver maximum fleet efficiency. Over a 10-year period, Intertrac HullCare can help operators achieve step-change reductions in CO2 emissions of up to 34,000 tonnes and fuel savings of €4.6million in comparison with a typical five-year fouling control system, by ensuring that smooth, clean hulls are maintained. This is all achieved without upfront capital investment in on board robotic equipment installation and associated costs of vessel modification.


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