Smith said, “The fuel consumption after five years as compared to year one (initial application of Intersleek) is maintained. Intersleek is ranked as one of the highest performing coatings as compared to other types of coatings in our fleet. This high performance also keeps future dry-docking costs down. After five years in service, the vessel had to only have one full finish coat applied instead of having to apply a full scheme. Knutsen has experienced the formation of green slime due to short lay-up and waiting periods. However, after sailing to the next port of call, the green slime was completely released, saving on any hull cleaning services at the port.”
Hyomin Ha, Professional Engineer & Shipbuilding Senior Engineer for the Naval Architect Design Coordination Department, Shipbuilding Business Unit of Hyundai Heavy Industries said, "We took on this project as we were confident in applying Intersleek 1100SR for newbuilding projects. Even though it was complex to coat Fluoropolymer and Silicone-based coatings, we were able to establish internal standard procedures to apply these coatings and minimize disruption."
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