Intersleek Used on GNV Fleet

Monday, March 30, 2009

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), cruise ferry operator in the Mediterranean has converted all vessels at maintenance and repair dry docking to the biocide free, foul release system, Intersleek.

The conversion process began in 2005 with the application of Intersleek 700, a silicone based foul release system, on the 32,700 GT, 23 knot cruise ferry Majestic. Since then another four vessels, the Fantastic, Splendid, Excellent and Excelsior have all been coated with Intersleek 700.

In January 2009, after 40 months service in one of the world’s most severe fouling environments, the Majestic drydocked in Ente Bacini Shipyard, Genoa. The hull was described as being in excellent condition, smooth, glossy and with minimal mechanical damage. Only 30 litres of Intersleek was required for touch-up on the bow before the vessel returned to service.

Mr Bruno Dionisi, GNV Technical Consultant, commenting on the performance of Intersleek on the Majestic said, “On average this product provides undisputed advantages which, in our case, are represented by a bunker saving of around 6 - 7%, a significant reduction in time spent in dry dock and hull washing costs and, most of all, an overall saving on the complete economic paint scheme which can be evaluated at around 100,000 Euros”.

Even before the Majestic returned to drydock, proven fleet fuel savings had already influenced GNV’s decision to further maximize operational benefit and upgrade from Intersleek 700 by coating a further two vessels in the fleet, the La Superba and La Suprema, with Intersleek 900, the fluoropolymer based system offering the very latest advances in foul release technology. The La Superba, completed in March 2007 is the largest cruise ferry in the world and was the first vessel in Italy to be coated with Intersleek 900.

Smoother, tougher and with better foul release capabilities than its silicone based predecessor, Intersleek 900 has now been applied on over 50 passenger vessels worldwide.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coatings & Corrosion

EUROPA 2 Undergoes First Scheduled Docking

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015.   At the same time,

Great Lakes Shipyard Awarded Ferry Repair Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a drydocking contract for Miller Boat Line’s M/V Put-In-Bay.   The ferry was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift at Great Lakes Shipyard.

GAC's Hull Cleaning Solution Debuts in Singapore

GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly, diver-free hull cleaning technology makes its Asian debut at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition, marking its introduction at one of the world’s busiest ports, Singapore.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1099 sec (9 req/sec)