Setting a new standard with our new hull performance system SHAPE

Responding to shipping’s continuing needs for sustainable solutions for increased efficiency, today we are launching our new digital analysing tool – Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE). Based on the ISO 19030 framework, SHAPE combines elements of efficiency optimisation, delivering expert advice and solutions to every ship operator.

SHAPE is designed to maximise the quality of performance analysis and to offer expert analysis for efficient operations and a maximum return on investment through its transparent and thorough process. Fouling and mechanical damage to the hull can increase the engine power a vessel requires by up to 20 per cent.

By utilising SHAPE, in combination with our leading hull coatings, we can provide ISO quality documented savings in fuel and a programme of continuous improvement. Users of SHAPE are able to analyse the impact of dry docking, in service hull and propeller solutions and maintenance on performance, allowing for data driven decision making.

Andreas Glud, Group Segment Manager, Marine, Dry Dock, says:

“Hull performance remains a crucial element in understanding fuel performance. At Hempel we started focusing on fuel performance over a decade ago when we launched the first fuel savings guarantees in the industry. Our new Hempel SHAPE system allows us to gather high quality data, provide expert analysis, deliver decisive advice and world class hull coatings irrespective of the type, age, size and the operating patterns of a vessel – making ship owners more efficient and competitive. We are presenting our customers with something beyond performance monitoring, we are offering fuel efficiency intelligence.”

SHAPE is based on the new standard in performance monitoring – ISO 19030 – a set of methodologies to measure changes in ship specific hull and propeller performance, and define a set of relevant performance indicators for hull and propeller maintenance and repair activities. SHAPE can monitor the long-term trends using in-service key performance indicators (KPIs) and also short-term trends through the maintenance trigger KPI. Only 15 per cent of ships can currently meet the strict requirements of ISO 19030 part 2. Hempel SHAPE brings transparent performance monitoring and analysis to the global fleet.

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the protective, marine, decorative, container and yacht industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.