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JOSCO Will Apply the FASTAR® Coating to Its Next Generation 1100TEU Liners The antifouling system FASTAR® I developed by Nippon Paint Marine will be used to protect energy efficient vessels.


he Tsuneishi Group Shipbuilding has

“We have very good experience with Nippon

biocides that we have been able to deliver

recently announced that it is using Nippon

Paint Marine systems on our vessels, so were

a high-performing, low-polishing antifouling

Paint Marine’s nano-based antifouling

keen to add to the overall energy efficiency

system that not only delivers unprecedented

FASTAR I to protect a trio of energy-efficient

of these next generation vessels with the

commercial benefits but also helps shipowners

box ships that the company is building for

new FASTAR system. With the installation of

and operators meet emissions abatement and

Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). Each of

advanced technologies designed to reduce

energy efficiency targets,” added Gerald Mao,

the three vessels has an overall length of 146

energy consumption and emissions, these

the Senior Director of Nippon Paint Marine.

metres and a 23.25 metres beam and employs

vessels will be the greenest in the JOSCO fleet.

“Liner operators like JOSCO are facing

Tsuneishi’s low-resistance hull form and an

The application of these two technologies

increased congestion at port with at least

array of energy-saving technologies: the TOP-GR

combined with FASTAR is expected to

30-day waiting times so need a coating that

system optimises number, diameter, shape and

contribute to significant fuel savings and help

delivers consistent 60-month performance

geometric distribution of propeller blades to

us meet environmental standards,” stated Lian

unaffected by seawater temperature and

achieve greater propulsive efficiency, while

Jian Guo, the general manager of the Technical

vessel speed. FASTAR I has been designed to

MT-FAST adds a wing-like device to the front of

Division at JOSCO.

deliver optimum performance and save fuel

the propeller to alter water flows.

“JOSCO’s experience with our LF-Sea and

after longer idling times, when conventional

In addition, the company is planning to also use

A-LF-Sea® antifouling systems has delivered

coatings experience increased biofouling.”

the antifouling FASTAR I, a solution developed by

fuel savings of up to 8%, which can equate to

The antifouling FASTAR system has already

Nippon Paint Marine that contains completely

a voyage free of fuel costs every twelfth trip or

been applied to a passenger ferry and a bulk

new hydrophilic and hydrophobic nano-sized

so. We anticipate FASTAR will deliver further

carrier, and Tsuneishi will also employ it for

silyl acrylate components that will allow a more

cost savings and environmental efficiencies.

three similar 1091TEU vessels designed for

precise control of the release of biocides.

It is by precisely controlling the release of

the intra-regional trade that the company is



planning to construct for Taicang Container Lines Co., LTD. “For a containership with 80% activity, operating at 18kts in seawater temperatures of 26 °C, a FASTAR scheme provides 60 months of service from a dry film thickness of 260 μm on the vertical sides and a 160 μm coat of on the flat bottom. A conventional antifouling covering the same 2000m2 area would require 1018 litres of paint versus 1330 litres. We are delighted that Tsuneishi Group’s next generation of energy efficient box ships are being specified with FASTAR. It’s a win-win coating for owners and builders,” concluded Jun Ye, the M & R Sales Director for Nippon Paint Marine in China.

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