Adds AkzoNobel Marine Marketing Manager, Christopher Birkert: “Marine operators face an ongoing challenge of balancing increasing environmental responsibilities with keeping operating costs down. At AkzoNobel, we’re committed to supporting the industry to not only meet the highest of sustainability standards, but also move the dial in terms of savings.
“As the highest performance biocide-free scheme in the market, Intersleek 1100SR is precision-engineered to help operators meet International Maritime Organization targets of driving down CO2 emissions, while not adding any toxic materials to the environment.
“It’s proven to reduce paint consumption by 77%, VOC by 86% and decrease CO2 emissions by up to 110,000 tons over multiple operation cycles, compared with biocidal SPC technology. And by being fully cleanable in service, it also eliminates docking costs, with material removed able to be recycled and safely disposed of at anchor.”
The latest four Attica Group vessels to be coated were the Blue Star Delos, Blue Star 1, Blue Star 2 and Blue Star Paros.