AkzoNobel Marks 20,000th Application of Efficiency Boosting Intershield 300

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) today announced that its Marine Coatings Business has marked its 20,000th application of its efficiency boosting Intershield 300 with the application of the anticorrosive universal primer on the newly constructed Teekay Shipping Ltd. (Teekay) liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Torben Spirit.

"The 20,000th application of Intershield 300 is a significant milestone for AkzoNobel and our customers. Since its launch in 1988, we have not only seen continued trust and confidence in the performance of Intershield 300, but also a growing understanding of its commercial and operational benefits, through efficiency savings and life-cycle cost reduction," said BK Kim, New Building Segment Manager at AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings Business.

"In an industry where ship owners and operators are under pressure to increase operational and environmental efficiencies, the savings generated by Intershield 300 play a key role in ensuring our customers remain profitable and compliant."

Intershield 300 is noted to have been designed for vessel hulls and ballast tanks, and has been applied to container ships, LNG carriers, tankers, and other vessel types during routine maintenance and repair regimes, and on more than 4,600 newbuilds.

AkzoNobel says Intershield 300 can enhance shipyard productivity at the newbuild stage when applied as a universal primer, simplifying the coating process, and providing corrosion protection.

"By applying Intershield 300 at the newbuilding stage and maintaining it correctly during subsequent drydockings, there are considerable financial and environmental savings to be made," said Wesel Philippe, Site Manager, New Build and Projects at Teekay.

"It is clear why Intershield 300 is the market leading primer for LNG vessels and continues to be the benchmark for the wider shipping industry."

The vessel is slated for delivery by DSME Shipyard to Teekay in in February 2017.

In March, AkzoNobel announced that cruise vessels would be added to its "big data" tool, Intertrac Vision, that predicts fuel and CO2 savings from the use of fouling control coatings prior to their application.