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Jotun Hull Performance Measurement Method Verified Compatible with Kyma Ship Performance

December 26, 2012

Improving hull and propeller performance is an effective and quick-win solution for ship owners seeking to boost the energy efficiency of their fleets. The reliable and accurate measurement of performance allows owners to make both fuel-cost and greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions savings, based on informed investment decisions.

Kyma has been a pioneer within the area of long-trend ship performance analysis and the Kyma Ship Performance (KSP) system has been used by ship owners to monitor ship performance since 1980. There are more than 650 vessels with the system in operation today.

Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions combines a next generation antifouling (SeaQuantum X200), and a reliable and transparent method for measuring the impact of the antifouling on ship performance (Jotun Hull Performance Measurement Method) with a no-cure-no-pay business model.

According to Kyma’s managing director, Erik Hagestuen, “Having worked with ship owners to monitor ship performance for more than 30 years, we have seen first-hand that there is a considerable fuel-cost and GHG-emissions saving potential related to improvements in hull and propeller performance. The no-cure-no-pay business model offered as a part of Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions, in combination with the reliable measurability offered by our Kyma Ship Performance system, should make it possible for ship owners to quickly realize much of this potential”.

Jotun commends Kyma on enabling fully transparent measurements of hull and propeller performance. Geir Axel Oftedahl, director of business development for Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution Concept, says: “Performance-based contracting is a corner stone in our Hull Performance Solution. A prerequisite for performance based contracting is that the measurement methodology and data used to determine the outcome of the contract are available to both parties”.