Norway: Marorka Online to Help Shipping Industry Increase Efficiency
Improving hull and propeller performance is an effective and quick-win solution for shipowners seeking to boost the energy efficiency of their fleet. 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.
The new functionality in the Marorka Online solution is fully compatible with Jotun’s Hull Performance Measurement Method (JHPMM), which was developed specifically to enable performance-based contracts as part of Jotun HPS. JHPMM is transparent by design and has been placed in the public domain. The Marorka Online platform can be used to reliably determine the outcome of performance-based contracts between shipowners and suppliers of hull and propeller performance solutions.
According to Marorka’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Kristinn Aspelund, “There is an increasing body of evidence as to the fuel-cost and GHG-emissions saving potential related to improvements in hull and propeller performance. Enabling reliable measurements of hull and propeller performance through Marorka Online is an important step in our continuous efforts to help the shipping industry become more energy efficient, more sustainable and more competitive.”
Jotun welcomes the new functionality in the Marorka Online platform and, in particular, the fact that it offers full transparency. Geir Axel Oftedahl, Director of Business Development at Jotun HPS, says: “Performance-based contracts are a cornerstone of our Hull Performance Solutions [HPS] and the measurement methodology and data used to determine the outcome of such contracts must be available to both parties. Marorka Online is now added to our list of pre-qualified performance monitoring solutions that can be used to determine the outcome of HPS contracts”.
Kristinn Aspelund adds: “Performance-based contracting makes it possible for shipowners and eco-technology providers to work together to realise fuel-cost and GHG-emissions savings. We therefore expect that performance-monitoring systems increasingly will include support for the transparent measurement of relevant performance indicators such as hull and propeller performance”.
Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS)
Jotun Hull Performance Solutions is a concept within Jotun – a global leader in marine coatings. In 2011, Jotun launched its ground-breaking Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) concept that consists of the class-leading, next-generation antifouling SeaQuantum X200 along with a reliable and transparent method for measuring the impact of the antifouling on vessel energy efficiency, as well as a no-cure-no-pay business model.
Jotun, November 1, 2012; Image: Marorka