PRESS RELEASE: Hempel launches new performance tool

PRESS RELEASE: In response to the global shipping industry’s continuing focus on fuel efficiency, leading worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempelvhas launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE).

Based on the ISO 19030 framework, SHAPE combines elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation, delivering expert advice and solutions to every ship operator.

The transparent and thorough process of SHAPE is designed to maximise the quality of performance analysis and to offer expert advice for maximising hull efficiency and return on investment.

Fouling and mechanical damages on the hull can increase the engine power a vessel needs by up to 20 per cent. By utilising SHAPE, in combination with Hempel’s leading hull coatings, Hempel is able to provide documented fuel savings and a programme of continuous improvement.

Users of SHAPE are able to analyse the impact on performance of hull and propeller solutions and dry dockings as well as in service hull and propeller maintenance, allowing for data driven decision making.


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