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  • 25 June 2020
    Vessels

    More than 40% of vessels were suffering from over 10% hard fouling coverage on the hull even before the idling of fleets due to COVID-19, analysis of hull fouling collection data in a new research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech AB shows. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull […]

  • 8 August 2017

    A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said.  The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the IMO – will address […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Corrosion to many people is the mysterious manifestation that those in the maritime industry all have to deal with at some point or other. It is often misunderstood and because it appears at first sight – in theory at least – a somewhat simple to explain electro-chemical action its understanding and methods of dealing with […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Rules & Regulation

    On January 1, 2017, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is enforcing the new Merchant Shipping (Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships) Regulation, CAP 413N, to implement the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships 2001, GAC informed. The regulation is […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    OCEANIC project team has deployed a set of samples off the coast of Portugal to study fouling and corrosion on materials used for the construction of marine renewable energy devices.

  • 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 […]

  • 11 September 2013

    Few days ago, Hempel introduced HEMPAGUARD®, a groundbreaking hull coating concept for the shipping industry that offers outstanding resistance to fouling during idle periods and significant fuel savings. The new patented technology, ActiGuard®, has been five years in development and is based on silicone-hydrogel and biocide science. Hempel’s new HEMPAGUARD® has shown excellent fouling resistance […]

  • 1 March 2011

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the first use of a new silicon-based anti-fouling paint for a 38,000-class bulker now under construction at the Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Shitanoe Works (Usuki-shi, Oita Prefecture). When completed, the new vessel will sail under a long-term charter with Doun Kisen Co., Ltd. (Namikata-cho, Ehime […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Marine industries have long sought chemical solutions to the problem of marine fouling but now researchers at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) are using innovative approaches to look at how surface texture can be used as a non-toxic solution. Marine fouling occurs when organisms, including red and green algae, hydroids, scallops, mussels and […]

  • 24 February 2020

    The link between hull performance and vessel efficiency is much stronger than previously thought.

  • 3 January 2012
    Business & Finance

      Cathelco have designed special box cooler anti-fouling systems for two tugs which are used by Rio Tinto to berth iron ore carrying vessels in the port of Dampier, Australia. The Pilbara Vulcan and Pilbara Neptune both experienced problems with bio-fouling which caused their box coolers to overheat. In response to this, the box coolers […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG) has launched SIGMA ECOFLEET 690, designed to deliver self-polishing antifouling for extreme and aggressive fouling conditions. Developed specifically for the dry dock, maintenance and repair market, SIGMA ECOFLEET 690 has been formulated using PPG’s unique patented binder technology ensuring consistent performance levels and fouling control for in-service periods of […]

  • 21 February 2013

    PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG) has launched SIGMA ECOFLEET 690, designed to deliver self-polishing antifouling for extreme and aggressive fouling conditions. Developed specifically for the dry dock, maintenance and repair market, SIGMA ECOFLEET 690 has been formulated using PPG’s unique patented binder technology ensuring consistent performance levels and fouling control for in-service periods of […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Odfjell Drilling’s semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger is preparing for drilling operations off South Africa, where it will start a firm contract with French major Total. The dual derrick, dynamic positioned (DP), semi-submersible is set to work in demanding environmental conditions characterized by a combination of high fouling intensity and strong ocean currents, which could […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The largest backhoe dredger in the world has been installed with box cooler anti-fouling systems designed as the result of collaboration between Blokland Non-Ferro and Cathelco Ltd. The dredger has been built by IHC Merwede and was recently launched at the shipyard of its Dutch co-operation partner Lekkerland. It is being supplied to Autoridad del […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Italian biotechnology company Bio-on and Dutch paints and coatings company AkzoNobel have agreed to further their collaboration in developing protective solutions against marine biofouling which can be applied in tidal energy sector.

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    A new Finnish Border Guard patrol vessel will be installed with box cooler anti-fouling systems designed as the result of collaboration between Blokland Non-Ferro and Cathelco Ltd. The 96 metre vessel is under construction at the STX Finland Oy’s Rauma shipyard with delivery scheduled for November 2013. In addition to border safety and frontier supervision […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A 100% silicone binder fouling release system is set to be launched at Posidonia this week. Through chemical engineering of the 100% pure silicone binder system at a molecular level, PPG has been able to design the optimal configuration for the silicone coating surface. This results in an increased silicone density at the surface to […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Cathelco have now won orders to supply seawater pipework anti-fouling systems for all three of the cantilever jack-up rigs operated by KCA Deutag, the international drilling and engineering contractor. Following the successful installation of a Cathelco system on the Ben Avon in the summer of last year, similar systems will be fitted to the Ben […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Cathelco completed design of special box cooler anti-fouling systems for two tugs which are used by Rio Tinto to berth iron ore carrying vessels in the port of Dampier, Australia. The Pilbara Vulcan and Pilbara Neptune both experienced problems with bio-fouling which caused their box coolers to overheat. In response to this, the box coolers […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Cathelco have now won orders to supply seawater pipework anti-fouling systems for all three of the cantilever jack-up rigs operated by KCA Deutag, the international drilling and engineering contractor. Following the successful installation of a Cathelco system on the Ben Avon in the summer of last year, similar systems will be fitted to the Ben […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Cathelco has won an order to supply a seawater pipework anti-fouling system for a new FPSO which will be operated in the Cendor offshore oil field by Petrofac Malaysia. The system will be installed on the MT Onozo, an Aframax tanker, which is being converted to an FPSO at the MHB yard in Pasir Gudang, […]