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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…

Tech Talk: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Puts Hull Grooming to the Test

May 26, 2020

Even as shipowners enjoy record low bunker fuel pricing, the search for hull cleaning and fuel-saving optimization continues. Jotun, which recently launched 'hull skater' hull grooming, found a willing partner in Wallenius Wilhelmsen -- an operator of a fleet of 126 RoRo vessels…

Hempel Makes Executive Changes

Mar 26, 2020

Current Group Vice President for Hempel South & East Asia, Pernille Lind Olsen, becomes new Group Vice President for Hempel Europe & Africa starting on 1 July 2020. At the same time, current Finance Director for Hempel Middle East Jonathan Mercer…

Ship Hull Cleaning: Shipowners Should Be Proactive to Improve Hull Performance

Mar 10, 2020

While owners have long recognized the link between clean hulls and lower fuel costs, lack of reliable data has slowed investments in optimizing hull performance. But with improved sensor technologies and data analysis tools, hull performance is getting a second look…

Hempel Taps Lindström as COO

Feb 27, 2020

Katarina Lindström will join Hempel as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from August 1, 2020 as the coatings manufacturer aims to double in size.As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board…

Ulstein Painting SOV Windea TBN

Dec 18, 2019

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein is currently carrying out the paint work on Bernhard Schulte’s new service operation vessel (SOV), the 'Windea TBN'.The SOV, which was launched on 15 October 2016, for the offshore wind industry was docked into our dock hall on 8 December 2019…

Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

Nov 01, 2019

On October 31st, 2019, George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was presented with the 2019 Elmer A. Sperry Award in recognition of “leading the innovation in…

Interview: Nigel Shewring R&D Director, Hempel

Oct 24, 2019

Nigel Shewring is Hempel Group’s new Research & Development Director. He provided Maritime Reporter & Engineering News insights on the future pace and direction of coatings technology.Nigel Shewring has spent his professional life on the R&D side of the coatings industry…

Marine Coatings Market: Clean, Green & $9.3B by 2025

Sep 11, 2019

In its latest analysis of the marine coatings sector, UK-headquartered market analyst Frost & Sullivan’s has shown that increased development and adoption of more environmentally sustainable and durable antifouling coatings using higher priced…

Polymer Pioneer Wins Sperry Award

Sep 05, 2019

Thordon Bearings’ founder and polymer materials pioneer George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been awarded the global transportation sector’s most distinguished accolade, the Elmer A. Sperry Award 2019 for “Advancing the Art of Transportation”.Thomson joins a long list of Sperry Award recipients…

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

Aug 22, 2019

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has announced the retirement of Joseph F. Harrington after 25 years with Advanced Polymer Coatings. In 1994 he was approached by Don Keehan, Chairman of Advanced Polymer Coatings, to further develop the Marine…

Shewring to lead Hempel R&D

Aug 16, 2019

Hempel appointed Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D), responsible for managing the overall activities in Hempel’s 15 R&D centers globally.“The world of coatings is very complex and our experts play a crucial…

Jotun Inks Coatings Contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Aug 08, 2019

Jotun has signed an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in the leading shipowner’s advanced RoRo fleet.HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling…

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