Jotun's HullSkater robot

Meet the HullSkater

Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions provides the industry with a highly professional and revolutionary inspection and proactive hull cleaning technology. A primary component is the onboard Jotun HullSkater technology.

How the HullSkater works

The Jotun HullSkater is a unique, disruptive technology for underwater inspections and proactive hull cleaning.

The system is designed and optimized for proactive cleaning using non-abrasive brushes to remove fouling without damaging the anti-fouling coating. The HullSkater is kept onboard at all times in a portable unit station with launch and recovery ramp. No divers are used so the HullSkater can be used not only when the ship is in harbour, but also at anchor.

The proactive cleaning approach minimises performance loss with no debris or waste so it is safe and environmentally friendly. The HullSkater has high capacity and is remotely operated from shore via 24/7 operating hubs. The system also has high definition inspection capabilities through multiple camera feeds, enabled by cloud-based storage, and self-supplied power. All digital data is uploaded to the cloud.

HullSkater 3D model

If you want to learn more about the key components of the Jotun HullSkater, you can explore the interactive 3D model.

A 3D model of Jotun's HullSkater robot

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vessel above water with HullSkater

Jotun introduces proactive cleaning

Most shipowners and operators accept that anti-fouling coatings and operational measures combine to affect efficiency and they will make choices mostly based on their own experience of different products.

A ship hull above water

Jotun Hull Skating Solutions: How does it work?

Jotun Hull Skating Solutions constitute a groundbreaking approach to in-service hull performance. This is how it works.

Ocean waves

Benefits of Jotun Hull Skating Solutions

Jotun Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) provides market leading hull performance by combining advanced coating systems with proactive, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly inspections and cleaning.