Measurable Hull Coatings Performance

(Press Release)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BMT ARGOSS and International Paint have announced the formation of a partnership that can deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet.  

By deploying International Paint’s world class fouling control coatings in conjunction with the BMT SMARTSERVICES system, ship owners and operators will be able to benefit from a measurable reduction in energy use and CO2 emissions.  The system developed by BMT ARGOSS will independently monitor and report to stakeholders, the performance of their vessels.    
BMT SMARTSERVICES builds on the successful track record of BMT SMARTPOWER which is an advanced onboard, real-time performance monitoring and reporting system which acquires and records data automatically from ship sensors and provides valuable ship performance information to the crew and shore based management. 
When employed as a package, the BMT system can be used with International Paint’s Intersmooth SPC, the world’s only self-polishing copolymer biocidal antifouling that offers 4%¹ savings and 37 years of proven performance on over 33,000 ships, as well as Intersleek, the latest generation fluoropolymer foul release coating that offers fuel and emission savings of up to 9%².
Han Wensink, Managing Director of BMT ARGOSS commented: “BMT SMARTSERVICES will clearly and transparently demonstrate any in-service performance changes when International Paint’s hull coatings have been used.  Equipped with a user friendly Web based interface and drawing on BMT’s 24/7 access to high quality metocean data, the new system can play a major role in improving operational efficiency of the global shipping fleet.”
Paul Robbins, Worldwide Marine Marketing Director at International Paint continued: “We are confident that our high performance biocidal antifoulings and foul release coatings when used in conjunction with BMT SMARTSERVICES will deliver quantifiable added value for ship owner and operators. One of the reasons we partnered with BMT is that the new system can accurately determine total performance levels by recording over 30,000 readings per day, providing complete transparency and evidence to owners and operators of the performance improvements our advanced hull coatings technology can deliver.  The BMT system can be installed at newbuilding or as a retro-fit and by utilising International Paint’s and BMT’s global networks, in-service support will be provided at every stage throughout the life of the coating and the monitoring system.” 
 
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