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State-of-the-art antifouling and application technologies + reliable measurability and performance guarantees = one of the most attractive investments in shipping today.
The condition of a ship’s underwater hull surface has a substantial impact on its energy efficiency – both at the new build stage (impact on EEDI) and for the vessel in operation (impact on EEOI). Around 1/10 of the world fleet’s fuel consumption can be attributed to poor hull and propeller performance (MEPC63-4-8). This translates into around USD 30 billion in additional fuel cost and around 0.3% of all man-made carbon emissions.
Reduce fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions
Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions are designed to make it easy to maximise hull performance and thereby reduce both fuel cost and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The solutions combine state-of-the-art antifouling and application technologies with reliable performance measurements and high performance guarantee.
No cure – no pay high performance guarantee
Hull Performance Solutions from Jotun can be expected to deliver a 15% propulsion efficiency gain and a 8.5% fuel cost and GHG emission saving as compared to a market average alternative. The pay-back period is usually less than 1 year. Since Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions include reliable performance measurement and a no-cure-no-pay high performance guarantee, investment risk is limited as compared to typical investment alternatives.
We are confident that Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions is one of the most attractive investment opportunities in shipping today.
Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions are designed to make it easy to maximize hull performance and thereby reduce both fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions. The solutions combine state-of-the-art antifouling and application technologies with reliable measurability and performance guarantees.
As a part of our Hull Performance Solutions we have developed Jotun High Performance Application Procedures for Dry Dock based on a combination of best practice and new development. In NB tailored High Performance Application procedures are now being developed for the major yards.
Every application is supported by a HPS certified project manager and an expanded team consisting of our best coating advisors.
Our High Performance Application Procedures have been optimized for delivering the smoothest possible hull surface and include a comprehensive regime for measuring and documenting the solutions contribution to reducing average hull roughness.
Since we are in the business of delivering documented high performance we are dependent on being able to offer a reliable measurement methodology.
Jotun’s Hull Performance Measurement Method (JHPMM) isolates the impact of a ship's underwater surfaces on its energy efficiency by tracking relative changes in the relationship between the power delivered to the propeller and speed through water over time.
Significant sources of random and systematic error are managed by collecting data with a very high frequency, by using a set of pre-defined data filters and normalization procedures, as well as a quality assurance protocol that includes monitoring of the correlation between different sensors.
JHPMM has been proposed as the starting point for work on an ISO standard. The details of the methodology have been placed in the public domain , and an appointed third party with access to the collected data, may at any time replicate the performance measurements.
JHPMM is currently in version 2 and a number of leading ship owners have judged it sufficiently reliable so as to be used in performance based contracts.
Being able to reliably measure the extent to which high performance has been delivered, it is possible to also guarantee on it.
Jotun has developed a set-up for performance based contracting where Jotun either documents that high performance has been delivered or returns the additional investment in the hull performance solution.
Customers are in effect paying for delivered high performance - not for paint with the promise of high performance.
Our High Performance Guarantees have been designed to offer our customers unrivalled flexibility in terms of operation.
As a part of a High Performance Guarantee, Jotun will regularly report on performance based on an agreed upon reporting schedule.
In a market characterized by fierce competition, high bunker prices and new and pending emissions control legislation, hull performance has become business critical.
A Hull Performance Solution from Jotun can be expected to deliver a 8.5% fuel cost and GHG emission saving as compared to a market average alternative. The pay-back period is usually less than 1 year. The inclusion of reliable performance measurement and performance guarantees results in investment risk being limited.
While investment in hull performance solutions is typically very attractive, the expected return on investment will vary based on a broad range of factors including vessel type, trade, activity level, voyage policies, current level of hull performance, current main engine bunker consumption, expected cost per ton of bunker, etc.
In addition to the direct financial return on an investment in a Hull Performance Solution from Jotun, there are also typically considerable indirect and non-financial benefits such as improving the ship's environmental footprint, extending the ship's commercial lifespan (delaying obsolescence) and increasing the ship's second hand value.
To help support investment decisions by owners, the HPS team at Jotun is working with a growing list of customers to develop detailed and comprehensive investment cases for investments in hull performance. Jotun provides assistance in extracting and analyzing historic hull performance as well as other case data for the fleet in question and can also provide input on relevant industry benchmarks.
We are confident that Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions is one of the most attractive investment opportunities in shipping today.
DNV GL has hosted a one-day course addressing antifouling management and performance monitoring, which brought together representatives from ship owners, operators, yards and Intertanko.
Ship operators getting to grips with measuring hull and propeller performance, but there’s no one solution that fits all. Hull Performance & Insight Conference highlights developments, challenges and advances that could help to further improve vessel performance.
Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC) attracts high attendance of ship operators and industry representatives to discuss and share advances, challenges and opportunities in hull performance management.
Regulations are the backbone of shipping and a key part of the level field demanded of shipowner and operator representatives. But are the regulations working? What needs to be reformed? And can they be more inclusive to meet the needs of current industry?
ISO 19030 standard for measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance as ship owners and operators work to improve their fleet and hull performance, and reduce their fuel bills and emissions.
Jotun’s work on developing the ISO 19030 coupled with its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) wins coveted marine coatings award for its innovation and dedication to improving coating performance and fuel efficiency.
Efforts to improve hull and propeller performance are gaining momentum, though more discussion is needed to enhance the accuracy and transparency of performance monitoring, according to experts at the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC).
The new ISO 19030 standard and advances in measurements of hull and propeller performance are key topics at the forthcoming Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC).
Practical methods for measuring changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance are included in the forthcoming ISO 19030 standard developed to enable the shipping industry to operate with enhanced efficiency and environmental performance.
Jotun’s seminar on the new ISO 19030 standard attracts high attendance of industry representatives.
PRESS RELEASE: 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 today show that the 2008-built, 10,062 TEU container ship has sliced fuel costs by USD 4.5 million and reduced CO₂ emissions by some 29,500 tonnes (against market average figures), giving it market leading hull performance.
Jotun's HPS Global Sales Director Stein Kjølberg firmly believes the forthcoming ISO 19030 standard will help enable the shipping industry to operate with enhanced efficiency and environmental performance.
Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) and DNV GL join forces to help ship operators improve fleet- and hull performance by cutting fuel costs and reducing GHG emissions.
Advances in hull performance and propeller performance and related challenges and opportunities were in the spotlight at the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC).
PRESS RELEASE: 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 1.5 million and 12,055 tonnes respectively, across the 60-month period.
PRESS RELEASE: The 17 National Standardization Bodies represented on ISO’s Marine Environment Protection Sub-committee (ISO-TC8-SC2) has voted in favour of circulating ISO 19030 parts 1 and 2 as Draft International Standards. In anticipation of final approval of the standard expected next year, Jotun will update Performance Guarantees offered as a part of its Hull Performance Solutions so that they are fully compliant with the standard.
PRESS RELEASE: DNV GL and the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance at Nor-Shipping today.
PRESS RELEASE: Jotun Marine Coatings is pleased to announce that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of existing and new vessels.
PRESS RELEASE: Jotun and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have reached agreement on the provision of advanced antifouling coatings for eleven newbuild container vessels. The contract is part of UASC's ambitious USD 2.3 billion newbuilding programme.
PRESS RELEASE: China Merchant Energy Shipping Co., Ltd (CMES) has decided to upgrade the antifouling solution on their VLCCs New Builds at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC) and new subsequent contracts to Jotun Hull Performance Solution (HPS) including SeaQuantum X200.
PRESS RELEASE: Jotun, the global leader in marine antifouling coatings, has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions with SeaQuantum X200 for the Triple-E new build project.
PRESS RELEASE: Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) launched the HPS Newbuilding Solution at Kormarine in Busan, South Korea. The HPS Newbuilding Solution is aimed at yards delivering vessels with eco-design and who want to maximise the energy efficiency at both speed trial and in operation.
PRESS RELEASE: Eitzen Chemical A/S (OSE:ECHEM), has decided to implement Jotun's Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on two of their largest chemical carriers. The first vessel, Siteam Discoverer, applied SeaQuantum X200 to the hull at the COSCO Dalian Shipyard in China in May, while the next vessel will dock in October later this year.
Owner: China Shipping Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd.
Yard: CIC Changxing Shipyard
Vessel type: Bulk carrier
Dimensions: Length 324.99 m, Breadth 52 m
Coatings: Jotamastic 90, Hardtop AX, SeaQuantum X200 See the relevant reference page
This submission to MEPC 63 by the Clean Shipping Coalition estimates the potential for GHG emissions reductions related to improvements in Hull and Propeller Performance to be between 7 and 10% across the world fleet (would account for around half of IMO's GHG emissions reduction target for 2020) and calls for the MEPC's involvement in seeing to the establishment of a transparent and reliable standard for measuring Hull and Propeller Performance. Jotun HPS contributed to the development of the submission and also took part (as co-presenter) at a side-event where the submission was presented in greater detail to interested delegates.
Overall the submission was well received and we will continue to support work on a global standard.
The general market trend is that a given vessels fuel consumption will gradually increase throughout the docking cycle – even with the best antifoulings/FRC’s in the market. Knowing this, why do we even talk about fuel savings in the same sentences as paint products applied to the vessels hull?
The answer to the above is as simple as it is complex – “fuel savings” sends positive buying signals while “reduced loss in performance” will easily be perceived as negative. The “fuel saving” focus has released a number of marketing efforts creating an “illusion of fuel savings” related to the application of specific underwater hull coatings. Jotun has taken an active position to refocus on true hull performance through a transparent method that allows for hull performance assessment through onboard automatically logged data.
Even when operating under fixed RPM settings hull fouling will affect the fuel bill – counter to the intuition of many. This article sets out to explain the reason behind this observation based on a real life example.
A well-known rule of thumb in the shipping industry states that a 1% speed loss is equivalent to a 3% increase in power demand if the vessel in question compensates for the speed loss by increasing engine power. This technical note points to the origin of this 1:3 rule.
With our Hull Performance Solutions we have made it our business to deliver documented high performance – not only high performance paint. This means we have to deliver excellence across the value chain. To this effect a HPS Management Team works together with dedicated resources from our global sales, logistics and technical service organizations as well as R&D and an increasing network of technology partners to ensure that every HPS application becomes a success.
Ship Performance Monitoring, including measurement of hull performance, is a fairly new and rapidly developing area of expertise. As a part of our effort to continuously improve our own measurement methodology and to ensure that hull performance is adequately addressed in Ship Performance Monitoring solutions, we strive to work with the leading and most innovative providers of Ship Performance Monitoring Solutions. This is done in adherence with our Ship Performance Monitoring partner policy.