A good read on ITCH v.1 in a industry magazine

Dry bulk is, and will be in the continuation, a segment of paramount importance to Shipshave. We are happy that DryCargoMag.com has shown a keen interest in ITCH v.1.

 

Check out page 27 following this link.



Proper, The Missing Link in Under-Water Hull Cleaning

Shipshave has secured funding with Innovation Norway to develop Proper. Proper is a new remotely operated technology to clean underwater ship surfaces that are not covered by other technologies such as propellers, rudders, thrusters and niches. Proper is intended to become a small and robust unit which can be operated by the vessel’s crew.

Propeller surfaces are keys to maintain fuel efficiency and the speed of the vessel. Since many engines will be derated with the new IMO efficiency regulations, ensuring your propeller is clean will allow you to stay competitive.

We aim to introduce Proper to the market during the 2nd half of 2022. Our warp speed R&D guys have already been able to start testing a functional prototype on a ship 4 months after the grant.

The image below shows a surface cleaned of barnacles (left bottom in the picture) vs. uncleaned (right and middle). The final tool will of course clear all fouling. The first prototype is doing well and we are working hard to make your life easy.

 

 


Shipshave’s outreach is growing

Shipshave has a global outlook and with grand ambitions of growth we will in 2021 be complemented by a valued team member in the ARA-area.

Mr. Rens Gerritsen will be based in Rotterdam  and has a MSc in Marine Engineering from Delft. Our new-comer has a solid technical background from shipping.

We will happily share his contact details in January.



Shipshave’s organization is growing

With experience from development and operation of hull cleaning robots he will complement the team as valued employee.



Cleaning of vessel verified

A 22m tug was cleaned at 9 knots with Shipshave ITCH before being slipped.

The paint had no visible damage caused by the Shipshave ITCH. The cleaning was inspected and approved by a major Norwegian ship owner on the slipway.