Any kind of vessel can benefit greatly from Ecospeed
Ecospeed is ideally suited for navy vessels
Ecospeed offers lasting protection to offshore related units
Ecospeed offers supreme cavitation protection to rudders
Cleaning Ecospeed will improve its surface characteristics
Ecospeed can withstand even the harshest icy conditions
Any kind of commercial vessel can benefit from Ecospeed
Ecospeed can be cleaned without damaging the coating
An Ecospeed application is adapted to the yard's schedule
Ecospeed hull coating system
Ecospeed is an environmentally safe underwater ship hull coating system which provides the vessel with long-term protection and dramatically improves the ship's performance. It consists of a unique, entirely original and thoroughly proven system that combines the advantages of an easy-to-apply, superior hard coating, a surface treatment for hydrodynamic optimization and a long term underwater maintenance service system.
The Ecospeed coating contains a high concentration of embedded glass platelets. It has a very low amount of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and is typically applied in two coats of 500 µm dft. The high film thickness and the presence of glass platelets which act as an impermeable barrier explain why Ecospeed has excellent anti-corrosive properties. It is extremely durable, making it perfectly suited to be subjected to regular in-water surface treatment.
Once in a lifetime application
Ecospeed comes with a 10 year guarantee and is expected to last the lifetime of the vessel. This is in strong contrast to traditional anti-fouling paints where a new application is necessary during each drydocking.
The timing of an Ecospeed application is geared to the schedule of the yard. This flexibility can be easily achieved with Ecospeed because the coating has versatile application potentials. Either of the two required coats can be applied at any time during the building process, even when there is a winter period or serious bad weather between applications. (More information on the benefits of an Ecospeed application for shipowners and shipyards can be found on this page.)
With Ecospeed only one application is required and the cost of any future repaints is eliminated. Planning upcoming drydock sessions therefore becomes a far simpler procedure, giving shipowners the benefit of being able to focus on the technical maintenance of the vessel and reducing the time in drydock to the absolute minimum, which in turn results in less off-hire time. This also helps shipowners to extend their vessels' drydock intervals to 7.5 years. (More information on extending drydock intervals can be found on this page.)
During the application a lasting impermeable barrier for protection against corrosion and marine fouling is created. This makes Ecospeed ideal for in-water treatment.
A non-toxic underwater hull coating
Ecospeed offers a TBT-free, copper-free and biocide-free solution for the protection of the underwater hull. In 2008 stringent tests were carried out within the framework of an EU-LIFE demonstration project to provide scientific data and to authenticate the non-toxicity of the Ecospeed hull performance technology. This research proved that the coating is 100% toxin-free and that there is no negative effect on the water quality or the marine environment at any point of its application or use. (More information on the ecological benefits of Ecospeed can be found on this page.)
ECOSHIELD® durable, cavitation-damage-proof rudder protection launched
After more than 10 years of strenuous testing, Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, has launched the ultimate rudder protection coating, Ecoshield, for permanent protection against cavitation damage for rudders. The glassflake reinforced coating protects the rudder for the service life of the ship without need for recoating or major repair and comes with a ten-year guarantee. Ecoshield is also suitable for bulbous bow, stabilizer fins, thruster nozzles and other underwater ship gear which needs special protection from corrosion.Click on this link to read more about Ecoshield.
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Technical information downloads (.pdf)
- Technical Information Download
- Application Guide Download
- DNV superior ballast tank protection certificate Download
- EU LIFE Project ECOTEC-STC (Layman's report) Download
- Norsok M-501 approval Download
- Independent research of Ecospeed's non-toxicity Download
- Risk evaluation for the spread of alien species Download
- LR Abrasion resistant ice coating certificate Download
- Flow channel cavitation tests Download
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