Recipes for success

Jotun has developed a revolutionary solution utilizing proactive cleaning to deliver an always clean hull in the most challenging operations.
The Jotun Hull Skating Solutions (HSS)  is made up of the following components:
  • High-performance coatings: Building on Jotun’s proven SeaQuantum technology, SeaQuantum Skate antifouling is designed and thoroughly tested to work in perfect harmony with the HullSkater
  • Proactive condition monitoring: HSS enables Jotun to monitor the performance of the vessel and predicts when an inspection or proactive cleaning is required
  • Inspection and proactive cleaning: The Jotun HullSkater unit is installed on board during docking. The unit is operated remotely by a Jotun Skate Operator and supported by a designated onboard Skate Operator Assistant
  • High-end technical service: HSS includes a dedicated on-site Project Manager during installation of the Jotun HullSkater and the application of SeaQuantum Skate antifouling. HSS also includes the operation of the HullSkater by a skate operator, service and support
  • Performance and service level guarantees: HSS is delivered with extended performance and service level guarantees fitting the most challenging operations

  • Full operational flexibility with unlimited idle days
  • Reduced fuel costs through a consistently clean hull and market leading hull performance
  • Reduced environmental footprint through improved fuel consumption giving fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Reduced risk of spreading invasive species through early removal of hull-fouling at its geographical origin
  • Hull state verification capabilities available 24/7 

Jotun HullSkater

Jotun HullSkater

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KONGSBERG have many roles in the development of the HullSkater; technology development, robotics industrialisation and manufacturing, in addition to service and support of the HullSkater in operation. The offering benefits strongly from Kongsberg’s 70 years of expertise in underwater technology and multiple autonomous underwater vehicles with advanced manoeuvring and navigation systems. 
Semcon shared its expertise in design, analysis, software and hardware development of HSS. With extensive experience in developing innovative solutions in partnership with customers, Semcom’s expertise in the development of both robotics and digital solutions were critical to the success of HSS. 
DNV GL (Maritime Advisory) performed extensive risk management for the solution, covering equipment, installation and integration of Jotun HullSkater into the vessel and operational aspects related to safety, environment and security. 
Telenor, Norway’s largest telecommunications provider, has provided an “Internet of Things” (IoT) solution over its mobile network for vessels using Jotun HullSkater. Telenor’s global footprint enables solutions for protected and secure flow of data across borders. 
Shipping partners 
The shipping partners includes Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Berge Bulk and Maersk – strong, reputed companies with a high level of expertise within shipping. Their input to requirements and design as well as providing vessels for piloting, have been key in the development and testing of the solution.