Jotun has revealed that it believes the recently published ISO 19030 standard for measuring changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance will have a phenomenal impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industry.
The company stated that it believes the move has the potential to reduce GHG emissions by 10% and save ship operators up to USD 30 billion annually in energy costs.
The ISO standard has spent more than three years in development, utilising expertise from a range of stakeholders to develop a uniform framework to measure the efficacy of solutions improving hull and propeller performance. Jotun has been central to the development, with Geir Axel Oftedahl, Jotun Business Development Director, Hull Performance Solutions, managing the project for its entire duration on behalf of ISO.
The standard offers a two tier methodological approach: ISO 19030-2, the default measurement method, with the most exacting requirements and greatest measurement accuracy; and ISO 19030-3, allowing for ‘alternative methods’ and included in order to increase the applicability of the standard.
Oftedahl commented: “With this standard we can finally quantify how solutions, such as advanced antifouling coatings, can tackle that issue – providing accountability and ROI for ship owners, while detailing the enormous potential for GHG and cost reductions. The standard provides a transparency that has been lacking in the industry and will be a central driver for enhancing environmental performance and vessel efficiency.”
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