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Euronav chooses Hempaguard® after impressive results

When Euronav patch-tested Hempaguard on the open water, the remarkable results persuaded Euronav to switch other vessels to our market-leading hull coating.

The challenge

Euronav is global leader in crude oil shipping. Like most shipping companies, Euronav knows that a smooth and fouling-free underwater hull is vital for the efficient operation of its vessels – and the company agreed to patch test our advanced Hempaguard fouling defence hull coating when it was still in development.   

The solution

A 300m2 patch of Hempaguard was applied to the crude carrier Famenne, which operates in fouling aggressive warm waters. Over the test period, the vessel traversed most of the globe and had a number of relatively long idle periods. Diving inspections after 23 months and 45 months confirmed Hempaguard’s antifouling performance. As a result, Euronav decided to switch a number of vessels to Hempaguard.

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