Search results for: biofouling

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  • 19 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Environment, Innovation, Research & Development

    The Wave and Energy Project (WEP+), a multinational research project into biofouling on offshore renewable energy platforms, has made progress on developing anti-fouling strategies set to boost the performance of marine energy technologies.

  • 14 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Environment, Innovation, Transition, Vessels

    South Korean majors Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), which controls about 10% of the global newbuild market, and container shipping major HMM have committed to utilizing Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) on a series of newbuilds. The HullSkater is a remotely operated robot that stays with the vessel at all times. The robot is lodged in […]

  • 21 October 2020
    Collaboration, Environment, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    South Korean shipping and marine supplier Tas Global Co., Ltd and water software development firm DHI Water and Environment have joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project. The initiative works to promote collaboration with the private sector to address two of the most pressing environmental […]

  • 8 September 2020
    Environment, Equipment, Innovation, Technology, Vessels

    Norwegian-based Jotun has signed the first commercial contract for container vessels for its Jotun Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) with container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). MSC plans to install the Jotun HullSkater, a robotic technology that has been designed for proactive cleaning, on the 14,000 TEU MSC Eva later this year. HSS will be […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Innovation, Vessels

    The Norwegian headquartered firm  Jotun has developed a solution that can offer shipowners “always clean hulls”, even in the most challenging operations and environments, the company claims. The unique approach named Jotun Hull Skating Solutions combines remotely operated robotic technology, a special antifouling coating and a range of customized services. As explained, the most innovative […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Biofouling is, or should be seen as, public enemy number one when it comes to impacting on marine ecosystems and handicapping vessel performance worldwide.

  • 2 April 2020
    Innovation, Technology

    The rapid pace of technological innovation has had a growing impact on the shipping industry. But as owners and fleet managers face increasing pressure to improve environmental performance, new technologies will be necessary to ensure a profitable and sustainable future. The impact of biofouling on ship fuel use and emissions has generated increasing attention. According […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Environment, Research & Development

    The BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) project has started data collection from biofouling monitoring systems deployed across international marine renewable energy (MRE) test centres. A webinar will be hosted by IEA Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Annex IV to discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling on 1st March. An investigation on […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci, and E.ON have joined forces to launch the CleanWinTur project to combat biofouling on offshore wind turbines.

  • 13 December 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci, and E.ON have joined forces to launch the CleanWinTur project to combat biofouling on offshore wind turbines.

  • 4 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The OCEANIC project team has developed a biofouling database in an effort to help project developers make better informed decisions about their ocean energy schemes.

  • 17 April 2018

    On May 15, New Zealand will introduce a nationwide standard for biofouling.

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    The International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have joined forces in a year long project to research practical strategies to minimise the impacts of biofouling for the marine renewable energy (MRE) industry. Biofouling, the settlement and growth of organisms on submerged structures, is a major issue for the […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Research & Development

    Following the completion of an initial field research in January 2016, the International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have now joined forces to carry out a one-year project focused on finding practical strategies to minimise the impacts of biofouling on the marine renewable energy (MRE) industry.

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Researchers at the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) of Chile are conducting a biofouling study with the aim of developing an anti-fouling solution that would accelerate the development of marine renewable energy sector in the country. The scientists are conducting various tests as part of the study at the Coastal Marine Research Station […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    A study into the extent to which biofouling on ships’ hulls is contributing to the spread of invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea – a phenomenon commonly associated with ship ballasting operations – has been welcomed by Belgium-based marine coatings supplier Subsea Industries. According to recent research published by Tel Aviv University’s School of […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls, according to Antwerp-based Subsea Industries.  Commenting on a presentation delivered at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit in December, in […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    The project led by the ORE Catapult could see the creation of a detailed map to identify the type, speed of growth and prevalence of attaching organisms with the aim of better informing the operation and maintenance of subsea equipment. The overall aim of the project is to map for how communities of these attaching […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A new project has been launched to take a close up look at attaching organisms living on renewable energy devices below the waves, with an aim of better informing the operation and maintenance of subsea equipment. The project is being led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in conjunction with researchers from SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL), PML […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A new project has been launched to take a close up look at attaching organisms living on renewable energy devices below the waves, with an aim of better informing the operation and maintenance of subsea equipment. The project is being led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in conjunction with researchers from SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL), PML […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

      The initial stages of a project looking at biofouling solutions for marine renewables has been completed by the International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT), in collaboration with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Heriot-Watt’s Energy Academy. The project was focused on the development of a knowledge network enabling biofouling experts to work with […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Environment, Transition, Vessels

    Swedish-based international shipping company Stena has signed a $180 million loan agreement with KfW-Bank to finance two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries.  The dup forms part of a series of nine new vessels ordered by Stena from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai). The shipyard has already delivered three ships in the E-Flexer class. The two new […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Innovation, Outlook & strategy, Research & Development, Technology

    The U.S. Testing Expertise and Access to Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) program has selected 23 marine energy projects to receive testing and technical support as part of the second call for projects.

  • 17 December 2020
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Tension Technology International’s (TTI) NetBuoy has been deployed for sea trials in the Cromarty Firth, off Scotland.

  • 2 December 2020
    Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The iFROG robot that cleans and inspects monopiles has completed trials at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. iFROG is an amphibious robot capable of working in teams to clean and inspect monopiles above water level and up to 60 meters below (~6 bar). Initial technology demonstrations took place at […]