Stena Bulk's IMOIIMAX Fleet a Success
The tanker shipping company Stena Bulk AB said that it has now had a fleet of 13 IMOIIMAX vessels of MR model on the market for a year, and an evaluation shows that the chemical vessels have been a success, both in terms of performance and business.An IMOIIMAX tanker has 18 separate tanks (3,000 m3/tank), which provides for large freedom of choice as regards combinations of cargoes. The IMOIIMAX vessels are also characterised by high safety and low fuel consumption."Utilization of and entry into the chemicals market has gone better than expected…
Aker Solutions Wins Jotun FEED Contract
The newly formed exploration and production (E&P) company Vår Energi is progressing the redevelopment of the Balder and Ringhorne area offshore Norway and a FEED contract for the Jotun FPSO life extension has now been signed with Aker Solutions.In total, about 20 billion NOK ($2.3 billion) will be invested in the redevelopment of the area, which includes the first NCS license area, PL 001 from 1965, said the largest independent E&P company on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).Part of the redevelopment, is the Balder X Project.
Jotun and Kansai Paint Bundle Activities
The global provider of marine coatings Jotun and Japanese coating supplier NOF Kansai Paint have signed an agreement to develop their existing alliance. The partners are now looking to emulate the success they’ve achieved in the Marine segment in the Protective Market.Jotun and Kansai Marine Coatings signed an agreement forming the SeaStar Alliance in 2002, at this time, they had already worked together for many years and the alliance was a development inherent in that long co-operation.The partnership has led to the development of antifouling brands such as SeaQuantum…
Samsung Heavy Uses Eco-friendly Paint for Vessels
South Korea's shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has applied a solvent-free coating on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, saying it is the first case of a commercial ship applying such an eco-friendly paint.According to the company, it has successfully applied the solvent-free coating, which it jointly developed with Norwegian paint firm Jotun, to its 7,500 cubic-meter LNG carrier. A solvent is a chemical additive used to reduce the viscosity of paints for better application.Backed by the fact that there is virtually no solvent…
Jotun, Seagull Pact for Onboard Paint Maintenance
The paint and coating suppliers Jotun has co-operated with Seagull Maritime AS, to develop an informative set of e-learning modules on the theme of onboard paint maintenance, with emphasis on in-service treatments.Corrosion is an enemy of any steel structure in a salt-water environment. One of the best ways to combat this is with the correct application of paint. While major treatments usually take place in the repair yard and form part of the dry-dock budget, in-service maintenance…
Marine Fabrication Returns to Southampton
Marine engineering services firm SMS is midway through a contract for Woods’ Silver Fleet to build three huge pontoons for the Thames. The works amount to circa 750 metric tons of fully fabricated steel pontoons and over 5,000 man hours of specialized, local, labor in Southampton, Hampshire, U.K.Chris Norman, the managing director of Southampton Marine Services (SMS), said, “This project is of significance not only to SMS but also the local shipbuilding community. “It’s the first time in 13 years…
GSI Completes 13-vessel Series for Stena Bulk
The final vessel has been named in a series of 13 chemical and product tankers ordered by Stena Bulk at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) shipyard. The 50,000 dwt MR tanker Stena Impero was named on Wednesday in Guangzhou, China, completing a series of newbuilds ordered at Chinese shipyard GSI in 2012 for SEK 4 billion ($508 million). Erik Hånell, president and CEO of Stena Bulk, said, “With the delivery of the Stena Impero, the IMOIIMAX fleet is now complete, in line with the order, and is a significant and competitive addition to our high-quality fleet.
Jotun, DNV GL: Making Coatings Digital
Seeking to optimize the delivery of its maritime coatings at port, Jotun said it is using DNV GL’s Veracity platform combining external and proprietary data to create an ecosystem where users can safely share data and link it to other quality assured datasets. In this case Jotun is using the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) dataset to ensure it has the right amount of product in the right place. “Veracity is making paint digital. Jotun have recognized that even products that seem…
Cruise Ships & Environmental Risk: ‘No Silver Bullet’
LONDON - “Sustainability is core to the cruise industry; but there is no silver bullet or one solution to fit all.” This was the key message that echoed across the panel of speakers at Thursday, November 16, 2017, IMMEDIASEA Shipping Debate Forum in London. The lively discussion between representatives of Carnival Corporation, Wartsila Marine Solutions, Bellona, DNV GL, Jotun and Hurtigruten highlighted a shared vision of a green and sustainable future for the industry. There are concerns with the rise in popularity of remote and environmentally delicate destinations such as Norway…
Earth, Wind & … Fire Protection
Three years ago coatings giant Jotun was buying up real estate for U.S. market access and location savings. The effort to get closer to its shipping and offshore customer base is still underway with research aimed at protecting client assets in frontier areas like the arctic. An R&D expansion at Flixborough in the U.K. and in the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen aims to make active the fire response of passive surface treatments. There’s a need to address fires in enclosed steel workplaces plus high-temperature hydrocarbon fires.
HullPIC conference Showcases Solutions
To spur development and raise awareness for hull performance monitoring, DNV GL and paint manufacturer Jotun are inviting industry stakeholders to the second Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC). Hull performance monitoring solutions offer significant fuel savings potential and have prompted growing interest from the maritime industry. This year, the HullPIC conference will take place in Castle Ulrichshusen, in Germany, from 27 to 29 March. Some of the topics to be…
COSCO Europe Reduces Fuel Costs, Emissions with Selected HPS from Jotun
In the four years since its coating with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system, COSCO Europe has reached new heights of efficiency, cost control and environmental performance. Figures released by Jotun show that the 2008-built, 10,062 TEU container ship has sliced fuel costs by $4.5million and reduced CO2 emissions by some 29,500 tonnes (against market average figures), giving it market leading hull performance. HPS combines Jotun’s advanced SeaQuantum X200 antifouling, enhanced technical service, performance analysis according to ISO 19030 and a high performance guarantee.
Jotun:ISO 19030 standard can make $30 bln impact on the industry
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now published the long-awaited ISO 19030, a new standard conceived to measure changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance. According to Jotun, which has led the industry in the standard’s development, the move has the potential to reduce the industry’s green house gas emissions by 10%, while saving operators up to USD 30 billion in annual energy costs. ISO 19030 has been more than three years in the making.
Jotun Continues to Grow
Jotun, coating solutions to the global marine fleet, recorded sales of NOK 10.9 billion and an operating profit of NOK 1.7 billion in tn the first eight months of 2016. To help secure long-term growth, the company continues to pursue investments in new production capacity and product innovation, both in Norway and other key markets. To help secure long-term growth, the company continues to pursue investments in new production capacity and product innovation, both in Norway and other key markets.
Antifouling Copper Approval Ensures Savings, Performance
Jotun believes the European Union’s decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings will ensure continued delivery of powerful benefits for both the shipping industry and environment. Copper is a key ingredient of most antifouling coatings, valued for its ability to provide the best overall balance of environmental protection and cost savings. By preventing the settling, growth and spread of a wide range of fouling species, copper plays a key role in ensuring clean vessel hulls.
Jotun: ISO Hull Performance Standard Final Stage
The ISO 19030 is finally nearing publication, in a move that has the potential to save the shipping industry as much as USD 30 billion in annual fuel costs. It’s taken 12,000 hours of development work, involving 53 expert stakeholders, across more than three years, but ISO 19030 is finally nearing publication, in a move that has the potential to save the shipping industry as much as USD 30 billion in annual fuel costs. In response Jotun, a global leader in marine antifouling coatings, has adapted its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) guarantee to ensure it is fully ISO/DIS-19030-2 compliant.
EURONAV Selects Jotun’s HPS for Two Suezmax Vessels
EURONAV has selected Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) for two of its Suezmax vessels. The agreement will see Samsung-built sister ships M/T Cap Guillaume and M/T Cap Philippe receive coatings of Jotun’s advanced SeaQuantum X200 antifouling, alongside full suites of measurement sensors applied to their hulls. The applications, taking place at upcoming dry dockings at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, will increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions substantially compared to standard market alternatives.
Norwegian Unions Say 755 O&G Workers Could Strike
About 755 Norwegian workers on seven oil and gas fields could go on strike from Saturday, hitting output from western Europe's top producer, if a new wage deal is not agreed before a Friday deadline, trade unions said on Monday. A final round of mandatory talks will be hosted by a state mediator on June 30 and July 1 in an effort to avoid disruption that could start the following day. The affected fields account for nearly 18 percent of Norway's oil output and a little more than 17 percent of its natural gas, Reuters calculations show. Combined oil output was about 285,000 barrels per day in the first four months of the year, with natural gas output at 48.5 million cubic metres (mcm) per day.
Petronas Chooses Jotun Antifoulings
Petronas has selected Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling system for two LNG vessels chartered from MISC. The advanced antifouling coatings and a full suite of performance measurement sensors will now be applied to Seri Amanah and Puteri Zamrud in a move that will increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 10 percent, according to Jotun. Jotun’s antifouling coatings limit the growth of organisms on hulls and HPS provide measurable hydrodynamic performance gain.
Jotun’s HPS Delivers Fuel, Emission Savings
Jotun has analyzed the first ever five year dry-docking of a vessel treated with its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system. The data revealed that Gearbulk’s Penguin Arrow, coated with Jotun’s SeaQuantum X200 in September 2010, recorded a staggering estimated fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction of $1.5 million and 12,055 metric tons respectively, across the 60-month period. Jotun’s proprietary HPS offer combines the application of an advanced antifouling coating, a specialized application procedure, a full suite of sensors that record hull performance and a high performance guarantee.
Saving with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions Guaranteed
Jotun has analysed the first ever five year dry-docking of a vessel treated with its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system. The data revealed that Gearbulk’s Penguin Arrow, coated with Jotun’s SeaQuantum X200 in September 2010, recorded a staggering estimated fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction of USD 1.5million and 12,055 tonnes respectively, across the 60-month period. Jotun’s proprietary HPS offer combines the application of an advanced antifouling coating, a specialised application procedure, a full suite of sensors that record hull performance and a high performance guarantee.
The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management
Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur development and increase awareness of this exciting field, DNV GL and paint manufacturer Jotun have created the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC), to take place for the first time this year in Castello di Pavone, Italy from April 13-15. The conference will examine standards for hull and propeller performance as well as the common challenges and solutions that can help shipowners realize potential fuel savings. “It is a great opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together to share operational experiences and discuss common challenges within hull performance and performance monitoring…
SCANIA Expands its Engine Range for Marine Applications
Scania, a tradition-rich Swedish industrial company will celebrate in 2016 its 125-year in existence. Very early on in 1902, the first engines for marine applications were produced. Scania, since 2014 a 100% daughter company of VW, is a manufacturer of trucks, buses, marine and industrial engines and a true propulsion pioneer. Today the company employs approximately 42,000 employees with an annual turnover of $11 billion. The marine diesel engines of Scanua are installed in a variety of vessels…