DNV GL & Jotun provide practical guide to antifouling management


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.

Alexander Enstrøm, global key account director at Jotun Marine Coatings, seen here giving a talk on antifouling strategies.

Says Volker Bertram, senior project manager at DNV GL, “Offering a forum where industry representatives can meet and listen to experts speak on a wide variety of topics has proved useful, especially as the issue of performance remains critical to sustainable operations.”

Bertram led the training course, which was held at the DNV GL office in London. He started off by informing about the “basics” of coatings, hull and propeller roughness and its impact on fuel consumption, and performance monitoring. In a separate session he explained the background, scope and benefits of the ISO 19030 standard, formally known as “Measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance.”

Alexander Enstrøm, global key account director at Jotun Marine Coatings, focused on antifouling options, raising understanding for their differing performance, strengths and shortcomings. He also gave a stimulating talk on choosing antifouling strategies.

The course was held in connection with the recent HullPIC (Hull Performance & Insight Conference) which attracted a high attendance of industry representatives and covered the latest developments, challenges and advances in hull and propeller performance management. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2G0VLlu

For more information, please contact:

Volker Bertram: Volker.bertram@dnvgl.com
Alexander Enstrøm: Alexander.enstrom@jotun.com