Dalian: Jotun Group member Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) has reached an important agreement with China's COSCO Container, the world's fourth largest containership operator.
Jotun will supply its top of the range Hull Performance Solution, including SeaQuantum X200 antifouling paint and a high performance guarantee, to a number of vessels scheduled for drydocking in 2012 and 2013.
The first vessel to be upgraded will be the 10,000 TEU COSCO Europe scheduled for drydocking in September 2012.
"After extensive review we have concluded that hull performance can play a very significant role in further reducing our fuel cost and Green House Gas emissions," said COSCO Container's Deputy Managing Director, Hou Liping. "Jotun's Hull Performance Solutions combines a high performance antifouling paint with a credible method for measuring delivered performance and a cash-back performance guarantee. This has enabled us to embark on an ambitious investment program aimed at improving hull performance across our fleet." [06/07/12]