Jotun has announced that its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling system has been selected by Petronas for two LNG vessels chartered from MISC.
Jotun will apply its advanced antifouling coatings and a full suite of performance measurement sensors to the Seri Amanah and Puteri Zamrud LNG carriers, in a move that will help to increase vessel efficiency, substantially cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 10%.
Mr Ahmad Adly Alias, Vice President of LNG Marketing & Trading at Petronas, said: “As a responsible energy company, we are committed to meet the world’s energy needs in a sustainable way and minimising our impact on the environment […] By choosing the right antifouling coating, we can enhance the efficiency of our vessels, helping us in our continual effort to reduce fuel cost and the carbon footprint of our operations worldwide.”
Morten Sten Johansen, Jotun’s Regional Sales Director HPS, added: “We recently released details of the first five year dry-docking for the very first vessel to be treated with HPS, the Penguin Arrow (bulk carrier, 51 414 DWT). The data from its 60-month operational period showed that CO2 emissions were cut by some 12 055 t, translating to a total fuel saving of US$1.5 million. This is real proof of real performance.
“HPS’ combination of silyl methacrylate coating technology and [an] ISO 19030 compliant measurement system delivers significant, and proven, emission and cost savings. We, and a growing number of ship operators, see this as ‘low hanging fruit’ when it comes to increasing vessel efficiency and safeguarding the environment.”
Johansen continued: “Major industry players like Petronas represent a growing cluster of environmentally responsible operators who recognise the value and benefits of advanced antifouling coatings. They, like us, are focused on contributing to a more efficient and sustainable industry. Improving hull coatings and performance is a fundamental part of that push.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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