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New paint inhibits fouling

Press Release   •   Jun 03, 2015 10:42 BST

New type of eco-friendly paint effectively inhibits fouling

ESVAGT has also reduced fuel consumption by changing to another type of paint on vessel hulls.

ESVAGT’s vessels often lay relatively still in the same place for a long time. This gives excellent growth opportunity for mussels and anything else that likes to grow on the underside of a vessel. Fouling is not only ugly, it also increases water resistance and costs fuel – and needs to be minimised as much as possible. ESVAGT has therefore changed the type of paint used on the underside of its vessels to a type that effectively prevents growth.

“It was important for us to find a paint that prevents fouling without having a negative effect on the environment in terms of toxins,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer at ESVAGT:

“We have found a type of paint that does the job. Now when we pull the vessels up, they have almost no fouling on them at all. That also has a positive impact on fuel consumption,” he says.

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for up to 40 technicians, storage for small turbine parts and a workshop, plus personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and more than 900 employees on- and offshore.