Euronav Chooses Hempasil for Crude Carriers

Monday, January 08, 2007
Euronav will apply Hempasil, Hempel's silicone fouling release system, to its two ultra-large crude carriers, the TI Asia and the TI Europe. The 1,246 ft. tankers, which have a deadweight tonnage of more than 440,000 tons, will drydock for maintenance and survey later this year. Hempel has worked closely with Euronav, an integrated tanker company which owns and manages a fleet of 36 crude oil tankers, to achieve this breakthrough, said a senior official. The Hempasil specification is guaranteed for five years and has a potential lifetime of a further five years. Hempasil is a silicone-based topcoat with outstanding adhesion properties thanks to Nexus tiecoat technology, which ensures a chemical bond between the epoxy anticorrosion layer and the silicone-based topcoat.

Hempel's own studies show that the reduced drag from Hempasil can deliver substantial fuel savings compared with premium tin-free antifoulings. The TI ASIA will drydock in Dubai where a full Hempasil system will be applied. Source: TradeArabia News Service

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