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VIDEO: Watch the Armach Robotics Hull Service Robot in Action

Jan 13, 2023

Armach Robotics, Inc. (Armach), recently passed a critical milestone during a trial of its Hull Service Robot in full over-the-horizon (OTH) mode.At the end of 2022, Armach’s hull service robot (HSR), in the water in Norfolk, VA, was monitored and controlled by staff at Armach’s command center in Plymouth, MA, using a 4G modem providing over-the-air connectivity. During the trial, the Plymouth-based operator was able to fly the robot from its launch point at the pier…

Obituary: Donald Keehan, founder, Advanced Polymer Coatings

Jan 05, 2023

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), based in Avon, Ohio, announced the passing of its founder Donald Keehan on December 28, 2022, aged 87.In a statement the Keehan family said:“Don was key driving force behind the business, but much more than that…

Hempel Taps Michael Hansen as Next CEO

Aug 31, 2022

Michael Hansen, Executive Vice President Energy & Infrastructure at Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, will succeed Lars Petersson as CEO of the company on October 15, 2022. Petersson leaves Hempel to take up the position of CEO of VELUX Group…

Hempel Records Solid 2021, 10th Consecutive Quarter of Organic Growth

Mar 02, 2022

Hempel continued its growth trajectory in 2021, ending the year with 5.9 percent organic growth, following 10 consecutive quarters of organic growth. Total growth was 15.1 percent, despite supply chain challenges across the coatings industry…

Carboline Celebrates 75 Years

Feb 01, 2022

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Carboline, a global leader in coatings, linings and fireproofing. Carboline was founded by Stanley Lopata in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1947 and has grown into a global organization.Company president, Chris Tiernay remarked…

Hempel Announces new Executive Group Management

Dec 14, 2021

With an aim of doubling its revenue to $3.4B by 2025, Hemple announced a reorganization in its executive ranks to fulfill the mission.“I’m thrilled to announce today’s changes,” said Lars Petersson, Group President & CEO. “My new leadership…

Port of Tallinn Enacts New Rules for Hull Cleaning

May 21, 2021

Estonia's Port of Tallinn has implemented new rules requiring the collection of residue from underwater hull cleaning operations while in port.Ellen Kaasik, the port's environmental manager, said the measures are part of a major activity plan…

Hempel's "Futureproof" at the Heart of its Plan to Double its Revenues

Feb 24, 2021

Hempel A/S has launched its new sustainability framework dubbed Futureproof, an initiative that lies at the heart of the companies strategy to double its revenue by 2025 while dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and that of its clients across industrial sectors…

With "Sustainability at the Heart", Hempel Aims to Double Revenue by 2025

Jan 12, 2021

Hempel announced an ambitious strategy to double its revenue by 2025, with a strong focus on innovation and digitalization.Hempel has faced its fair number of challenges over its 105 year history, with COVID-19 and the year 2020 presenting historic challenges in the global supply of coatings…

Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel

Nov 16, 2020

Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, a 13-year veteran of Hempel who has accepted a…

More Ecospeed Protection for Eckerö RoRo Ferry

Nov 02, 2020

In 2019 Finnish shipping company Eckerö coated the open cargo deck of their roro passenger ferry Finbo Cargo with Ecospeed. This was done to protect the deck against damage from cars and cargo. One year later the deck was still in excellent condition…

Cottrell Koins Hempel as Group VP for N. America

Aug 17, 2020

Global coatings company Hempel announced Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s new Group Vice President for North America and a member of Hempel’s Operational Management Board.Hempel is an important player on the North American coatings market…

Lindström Joins Hempel as COO

Aug 03, 2020

Hempel's new Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Katarina Lindström officially stepped into her new role on August 1.As a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy…

New Zealand Biofouling Study Includes Random Hull Checks

Jun 29, 2020

As many as 40 cargo vessels arriving in New Zealand will be subject to random hull checks as part of a study aiming to build a profile of vessels that are most likely to be contaminated with foreign marine species. The ships randomly selected…

Tech Talk: Managing Ship Biofouling During Layups due to COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Biofouling control measures for ships are usually selected to match their operational profiles, and so what happens when constant service ships become idle for prolonged periods or operate at slower service speeds?  Will they become vulnerable to fouling…

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