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Thursday, December 17, 2020 

Hempel has now completed 2,000 vessel applications of Hempaguard X7, which the company says has reduced shipowners fuel consumption by 7.6 million tons, lowering fuel costs by at least US$2.6bn and CO2 emissions by 23.5 million tons.

Since its launch in 2013 Hempel has continuously documented Hempaguard X7’s ability to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for shipowners, and now the exact impact has been calculated. The savings have been calculated by evaluating each vessel individually. For each ship coated with Hempaguard X7, Hempel estimated the actual yearly consumption using numbers from the Fourth IMO GHG Study 2020. The IMO consumption estimates are based on voyage data for all ships and consists of yearly averages divided into ship types.

Michael Hansen, EVP and CCO said: “Reaching this important milestone of 2,000 full ship applications in just seven years proves the value of the solution for our customers. Simultaneously, it emphasises the importance of developing solutions that help our customers deliver on their sustainability agendas while also reducing their costs tremendously. One of the key elements in our new strategy is to contribute to a more sustainable direction in the world. Solutions like Hempaguard will be essential to that."

Hempaguard X7 is based on Hempel’s patented Actiguard technology, which combines the smoothness of a silicone coating with fouling preventing biocides in a single coat. Hempel says X7 was the first fouling defence coating to use this technology, and its significance has been immense for Hempel and the marine industry in general.

The 2,000th application of Hempaguard X7 was completed on the Torm Titan.


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