“The standard provides a transparency that has been lacking in the industry and will be a central driver for enhancing environmental performance and vessel efficiency. I’d like to congratulate all the key players involved in this process, especially Svend Søyland, formerly of Bellona and now with Nordic Energy Research, who has convened the ISO working group, Standards Norway, including Knut Aune, who has served as the secretariat for ISO 19030, and, of course, ISO itself.
“This is a huge leap forward for shipping and the environment, and it would not have been possible without an extraordinary spirit of collaboration and consensus.”
The standard offers a two tier methodological approach: ISO 19030-2, the default measurement method, with the most exacting requirements and greatest measurement accuracy; and ISO 19030-3, allowing for ‘alternative methods’ and included in order to increase the applicability of the standard.
“Jotun, for its part, already adheres to the most stringent demands of ISO 19030-2,” notes Stein Kjølberg, Jotun’s Global Sales Director, Hull Performance Solutions. “We use it as the foundation for the High Performance guarantee on our Hull Performance Solution (HPS) offering. As the guarantee concerns a very small speed loss, under 1.5%, only the most precise measurement criteria will suffice. For less-demanding performance levels ISO 19030-3 is acceptable.
“We believe this kind of guarantee provides the perfect illustration of how ISO 19030 provides complete transparency and accountability for shipowners.”
In developing the standard, the ISO working group met across more than three years and spent over 12,000 hours refining the methodology for publication.
Jotun’s HPS, combining advanced SeaQuantum X200 silyl methacrylate antifouling and a full suite of sensors attached to vessel hulls, launched to the market in 2011. It has since proved its ability to deliver long-term efficiency and performance gains. In March last year, the firm released data for the first ever five year dry-docking of a vessel treated with the solution —
Gearbulk’s Penguin Arrow. This documented that HPS, by successfully limiting the growth of organisms on the hull, enabled a fuel saving of US$1.5 million, cutting CO2 emissions by some 12,055 tonnes, across the 60-month period.
Jotun is a renowned manufacturer of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The group has 64 companies and 37 production facilities on all continents, and more than 9 800 employees. Jotun products are available in more than 100 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. The Jotun Group’s sales in 2015 were NOK 16.3 billion. The Jotun Group is organized into four segments and seven geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.