AkzoNobel’s International brand now has the ability to provide ship owners with extra control over vessel efficiency and environmental performance via a hull management solution that guarantees speed loss of up to 1% over a ten-year period.
Intertrac HullCare combines high-performance hull coating technology, cutting-edge ROV (remote operating vehicle) inspection, and big data performance monitoring with proven hull cleaning techniques aligned with the BIMCO industry standard – resulting in the industry’s most environmentally sustainable hull management package to date.
“Our Intertrac HullCare system sets new standards for operational efficiencies – delivering more added value and going further than any other system currently on the market” commented John Willsher, Global Account Manager – Marine.
“It optimises paint consumption and maintenance while having the lowest environmental footprint of any similar scheme, as well as future-proofing against environmental legislation. That includes the use of reclamation when cleaning which we believe is of particular importance in mitigating the risk of translocation of invasive species.
“Through Intertrac HullCare we offer the experience, technology and data to maximise a fleet’s operational efficiency, driving forward your carbon neutral journey with uncompromising performance.”
Customers have the option to choose between a 5-year or 10-year scheme to help operators deliver maximum fleet efficiency. Over a 10-year period, Intertrac HullCare can help operators achieve step-change reductions in CO2 emissions of up to 34,000 tonnes and fuel savings of €4.6million in comparison to a typical five-year fouling control system, by ensuring that smooth, clean hulls are maintained.
Chris Birkert, Marine Segment Manager at AkzoNobel added, “This innovation demonstrates that sustainability is integrated into everything that we do. We strive to lead our industry in delivering sustainable solutions for our customers which, in turn, reduces our impact on the planet.”
This is all achieved without upfront capital investment in on board robotic equipment installation and associated costs of vessel modification. To find out more about Intertrac Hullcare, click here