Hempel says it is proud of its ongoing cooperative agreement with DNV GL which utilises DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution to offer customers clear, comprehensible and verifiable analytics which track and assess hull and propeller performance. ISO 19030 will strengthen this arrangement, as Hempel’s Hull Performance Team Leader, Dr. Marcus Tullberg, explains:
“The ISO 19030 provides a foundation and a transparent framework for vessel performance analysis. We expect to combine this standard with the more advanced hull and propeller performance methodologies delivered by ECO Insight to give even greater efficiency benefits to the world’s fleet”.
Endorsing the initiative, Dr. Torsten Büssow, Director of Fleet Performance Management at DNV GL – Maritime, said, “We value our collaboration with Hempel and welcome the opportunity to measure the actual performance of hull coatings using our ECO Insight solution. ECO Insight complies with the ISO 19030 standard, allows for more advanced analytics, and can therefore offer ship owners and operators a holistic overview of their hull coating’s efficiency.”
Hempel has been deeply involved with the development of ISO 19030. The key performance indicators of the standard will be used to quantify, amongst other variables, any degradation in hull and propeller efficiency of a specific vessel over a period of time. Therefore, it is expected to become a useful tool to optimise the management of hulls and propellers for fuel efficiency – an initiative which Hempel and DNV GL have been working towards for many years.
According to Christian Ottosen, Hempel Group Vice President Marine, “The new standard will have a positive impact on the maritime sector, allowing our customers to document and measure the contribution that premium coatings make on reducing a vessel’s operational costs through fuel savings. More advanced analytics, such as that delivered by Hempel together with DNV GL’s ECO Insight, will give our customers the opportunity to benchmark their fleet and further maximise their energy efficiency strategies”.
Hempel is proud to make a continued commitment to the maritime sector by taking an active role in industry changing initiatives such as ISO 19030 and by providing trusted and innovative hull coating solutions that enable its customers to achieve significant efficiency gains.