Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co. Ltd. has formed an agreement to supply coatings to drydocked COSCO Container ships. Under terms of the agreement, Jotun will supply its Hull Performance Solution range, including SeaQuantum X200 antifouling paint, and a High Performance Guarantee, to a number of vessels scheduled for drydock in 2012 and 2013. The first vessel to be upgraded will be the 10,000 TEU COSCO Europe scheduled for dry docking September 2012.
According to COSCO Container’s deputy managing director, Hou Liping, the agreement is consistent with COSCO Container’s commitment to sustainable development, part of which involves taking active steps to reduce green house gas emissions.
“After extensive review we have concluded that hull performance can play a very significant role in further reducing our fuel cost and green house gas emissions," said Liping. "Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions combines a high performance antifouling paint with a credible method for measuring delivered performance and a cash-back performance guarantee. This has enabled us to embark on an ambitious investment program aimed at improving hull performance across our fleet.”