Hempel’s flagship hull coating Hempaguard X7 reaches milestone

Hempel confirms leadership position within fuel efficiency in the shipping industry. By completing 2,000 vessel applications of Hempaguard X7, Hempel has reduced shipowners’ fuel consumption by 7.6 million tons, lowering fuel costs by at least USD 2.6 billion and CO2 emissions by 23.5 million tons.

New water ballast tank coating

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) and the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to create an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating for water ballast tanks that only requires one coat.

AI rising

Machine Learning has produced results at least equal to human judgement when inspecting coating condition, explains Gu Hai, ABS Director of Technology