Hempel’s High-Performance Marine Coating Solution Receives DNV Validation

In an emailed press release, Hempel A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark) announced that the performance of its cutting-edge silicone-based hull coating solution, Hempaguard X7, and its ability to accelerate decarbonization efforts in the maritime industry are now third-party validated by independent assurance and risk management provider DNV. 

Since its launch in 2012, Hempaguard has provided vessels around the world with significant energy efficiency compared to the industry average and contributed to substantial reductions in carbon emissions. With this external validation by DNV, Hempel is now better able to demonstrate the value of Hempaguard to its customers. 

“At Hempel, we’ve long known that Hempaguard stands out in the industry for its superior performance and environmental benefits, helping our customers save costs and improve their bottom line,” says Alexander Enström, executive vice president and head of marine at Hempel A/S. “But DNV’s third-party validation and verification is an important milestone for us to reach, and it only reinforces the credibility of Hempaguard’s unmatched performance in the market.” 

The introduction of even more ambitious decarbonization targets, set by the International Marine Organization (IMO) in 2023, helps fuel the demand for Hempaguard, as many stakeholders in the industry search for the best solutions to help reduce their fuel consumption and carbon footprint, here and now. DNV’s verification objectively confirms Hempaguard’s outstanding performance when it comes to the reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from the maritime industry. In addition, fuel savings of up to 20% and average speed loss of 1.4% have been validated by the third party. 

As Enström concludes, “Our customers’ demand for Hempaguard clearly confirms the impact of this premium anti-fouling solution, and we recently passed yet another significant milestone: over 4000 applications worldwide with Hempaguard, equivalent to taking approximately 5,125,978 cars off the roads in saved CO2e emissions.”