Hempel joins “Getting to Zero Coalition
The “Getting to Zero Coalition” is a multi-stakeholder group that aims to see the introduction of commercially viable zero emission shipping vessels by 2030. Christian Ottosen, Group VP, Head of Marine Business at Hempel, comments: “When creating ZEVs, we need to consider all aspects of design and operation – not just the fuel source – and our coatings are one of the most important components to achieve this reduction.”
Reduction of a vessel’s drag in the water
Launched in September, Hempel’s coating reduces a vessel’s drag in the water, which cuts fuel consumption and associated emissions. It is based on a hull coating that has been applied to over 1,500 vessels since its launch in 2013, enabling those vessels to collectively reduce their annual fuel bill by EUR 452 million and cut annual CO2 emissions by over 10 million tonnes.
Operation of commercially viable ZEVs
The “Getting to Zero Coalition” will begin by working with industry players in the maritime, energy and other related industries, as well as academics, think tanks and policy makers, to develop a roadmap that identifies the technologies, investments and actions needed to get commercially viable ZEVs operating on the water by 2030, including all necessary infrastructure around the new vessels.