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Jotun Supplies HPS with Seaquantum X200 Coating to Maersk Line to Reinforce Energy Efficacy

Published on 2014-07-07. Author : SpecialChem

Jotun, one of the global leaders in marine antifouling coatings, has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) with SeaQuantum X200 for the Triple-E new build project.

The Triple-Es are one of the world’s largest ships - renowned as much for their energy efficiency as their size. By upgrading to Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) with Jotun's top-of-the-line SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating, the Triple-E ships are expected to reinforce their energy efficiency advantage.

Maersk Line has ordered a series of 20 Triple-E vessels, with 10 now already in or entering service, and a further 10 under construction at DSME in South Korea. The vessel is 400 meters long, 59 meters wide and 73 meters high, boasting a world-beating 18,000 TEU capacity. It weighs in at 165,000 dwt. Keeping underwater hull surfaces smooth and clean is crucial to Maersk Line's efforts to minimize fuel costs and GHG emissions.

The significance of securing such a prestigious contract, with such a ground-breaking vessel, is clear to Geir Bøe, Jotun's Vice President of Marine Coatings: "Maersk Line is an industry front-runner in fuel efficient shipping, and the Triple-E shows the company’s commitment to continuous improvement."

He continued: "Advanced antifouling technology is central to optimizing hull performance and the world fleet's energy consumption. HPS demonstrates its effectiveness, helping shipowners to quantify efficiency gains and contributing to something we all want – a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and profitable shipping industry."

About Jotun

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The group has 71 companies and 36 production facilities on all continents. Jotun products are available in more than 90 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. Jotun's total sales in 2012 was NOK 15 852 million, and has more than 9 000 employees. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and seven geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

About Maersk Triple E class

The Maersk Triple E class is a family of large, fuel-efficient container ships, designed as a successor to the Maersk E-class. In February and June 2011, Maersk awarded Daewoo Shipbuilding two US$1.9 billion contracts ($3.8bn total) to build twenty of the ships. The name "Triple E" is derived from the class's three design principles: "Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved". These ships are expected to be not only the world's longest ships in service, but also the most efficient container ships per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) of cargo.

Source: Jotun


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