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Neptune Lines Saves Fuel Consumption with Hempel’s Hull Coatings

Published on 2016-12-12. Author : SpecialChem

Neptune Lines has a reputation for fast and on-time deliveries. Keeping to schedule means the company’s fleet of Pure Car & Truck Carriers (PCTCs) must always be able to operate at top speed. Due to Hempel’s Hempaguard hull coatings, Neptune Lines’ PCTCs can meet its delivery targets and also consume less fuel and produce lower emissions.

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For a vessel to be able to operate at top speed while maintaining fuel efficiency, its hull coating must deliver excellent hydrodynamics. As a company dedicated to green shipping, Neptune Lines was investigating which hull coating could best bring down its vessels’ fuel consumption and emissions, while still ensuring they can operate at top-speed when needed.

Reducing Fuel Consumption and Emissions

As part of these investigations, Neptune Lines decided to apply Hempaguard X7 hull coating to its PCTC Neptune Dynamis in 2012. After the change, it quickly became apparent that Neptune Dynamis was out-performing the company’s other vessels in terms of fuel efficiency and emissions. As a result, the company soon switched other vessels in its fleet to Hempaguard.

Dr. George Kriezis, Technical Manager at Neptune Lines, comments: “Hempaguard X7 is clearly the best hull coating available in terms of fouling control. After seeing the performance and fuel savings on Neptune Dynamis, it was a simple choice to specify Hempaguard X7 for our other vessels.”

Hempel enables company like Neptune Lines improve both its operational and environmental performance.

About Hempel

Hempel is one of the world-leading coatings suppliers for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. From wind turbines and bridges to hospitals, ships, power stations and homes, its coatings protect man-made structures from the corrosive forces of nature.

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Source: Hempel
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