PETRONAS has selected Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling system for two LNG vessels chartered from MISC. Advanced antifouling coatings and a full suite of performance measurement sensors will now be applied to Seri Amanah and Puteri Zamrud in a move that will increase vessel efficiency, substantially cut fuel costs and reduce CO₂ emissions by 10%.
Jotun is an established leader in antifouling coatings that limit the growth of organisms on hulls and HPS provides measurable hydrodynamic performance gain. This delivers complete insight into long-term hull performance – including fuel and emission savings – demonstrating proof of ROI.
“As a responsible energy company, we are committed to meeting the world’s energy needs in a sustainable way and minimising our impact on the environment,” comments Mr. Ahmad Adly Alias, Vice President of LNG Marketing & Trading of PETRONAS. “By choosing the right antifouling coating, we can enhance the efficiency of our vessels, helping us in our continual effort to reduce fuel cost and the carbon footprint of our operations worldwide.”
Morten Sten Johansen, Jotun’s Regional Sales Director HPS, says the documented proof of HPS’ efficacy is a compelling proposition for ship operators concerned with both environmental and business performance.
He explains, “We recently released details of the first five-year dry-docking for the very first vessel treated with HPS, the Penguin Arrow (Bulk Carrier, 51,414 DWT). The data from its 60-month operational period showed that CO₂ emissions were cut by some 12,055 tonnes, translating to a total fuel saving of USD 1.5 million. This is real proof of real performance.”
“HPS’ combination of silyl methacrylate coating technology and an ISO 19030 compliant measurement system delivers significant and proven emission and cost savings. We, and a growing number of ship operators, see this as ‘low hanging fruit’ when it comes to increasing vessel efficiency and safeguarding the environment.”
PETRONAS has operations in over 50 countries around the world and is a fully integrated oil and gas company responsible for Malaysia’s national oil and gas resources. The firm is committed to applying the latest technological solutions to improve performance as it moves towards achieving a sustainable energy future.
Johansen notes, “Major industry players like PETRONAS represent a growing cluster of environmentally responsible operators who recognise the value and benefits of advanced antifouling coatings. They, like us, are focused on contributing to a more efficient and sustainable industry. Improving hull coatings and performance is a fundamental part of that push.”