Value

Put your Captain in charge of hull efficiency

Once the ITCH is onboard, you can clean the hull on demand.

  • Clean frequently to save fuel
  • Avoid engineering and structural intervention to comply with IMOs CII regulations
  • No logistics, deviation, coordination or scheduling
  • Less than 250USD operation costs  per cleaning
  • Video replaces hull inspections

Clean proactively and save fuel.

A fouled hull leads to increased fuel consumption. Hull cleaning regains efficiency. Ships are designed to be in motion and not for idle time in port with deferred cleaning. ITCH allows you to proactively groom the hull before detecting the performance loss. Some of our clients’ procedures requires ITCH to be operated in the start of any long voyage.

How will you use it?

Forget downtime for the vessel.

Hull cleaning has until now been synonymous with idle time in port. Globally some ports are banning hull cleaning. The vessel may be diverted to an approved port.

Wouldn’t it make sense to clean during transit, while generating chartering revenues?

You should empower your seafarers to handle the hull efficiency and the planned use of ITCH should be implemented in the vessel’s Planned Maintenance Systems.

No logistics, deviation, coordination or scheduling.

ITCH has been thoroughly tested on ships lengths from 11-368meters and at speeds between 9-18 knots. Ambient conditions spreading from winds gusting at 26m/s and swell up to 4meters operated at any time of the day.

ITCH has been delivered to Oil tankers, Gas carriers, Bulk carriers, and Container freighters. Prevention is better than a cure and ITCH is used for frequent proactive removal of slime.

Macrofouling comes in many shapes and forms. Barnacles and other fouling causing hull roughness has been removed by ITCH.

Together we can solve your problems.

Let the crew operate and eliminate high costs contractors.

A fouled hull has been more acceptable than a dirty deck. Hull roughness has been more accepted than an inefficient power unit. The crew has tools and knowledge for cleaning the deck or optimizing the engine. ITCH introduces the toolbox for reducing  hull roughness.

The OPEX of ITCH can be two orders of magnitude less than in water hull cleaning by a 3rd party.

Your crew is available 24/7 !

Save hull inspection costs with onboard video camera.

With Shipshave’s ITCH you can document the hull condition before and after. The images from ITCH provides you with a status of the hull and paint.

Have you ever entered a dry dock equipped with images from the hull from the same day ?

Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Ship Owners are historically organized for maximum profit.

The Carbon Intensity Index (CII) will impact the incentives for saving fuel. Class societies and IMO will demand compliance.

Financial institutions and Charterers will only engage with sustainable entities operating efficient vessels.

On Jan. 1st 2023 an undisputable rating of the vessels will be available.

Avoid structural intervention to comply with IMOs CII regulations.

IMOs Carbon Intensity Index (CII) defines targets for fuel efficiency.

Engine power derating may be challenging once you are late for a port slot causing knock-on schedule effects. New bulbs, more efficient propellers, rotos-sails or bubble curtains may be efficient means to reduce consumption, all requiring engineering, Class approval and modifications to the vessel.

ITCH comes in a box; your crew carries it to the foredeck, and you are in business.

We believe that ITCH will be the least CAPEX intensive way to keep fuel consumption down.

Reduce spreading of invasive species.

The legislator’s focus on invasive species is shifting from ballast water to fouling.

Limitations are introduced by ports, nations, geo-regions, and IMO. ITCH disposes of (micro)fouling in deep oceans, not at your coast lines.

Every second of the operations is captured on video for your records.


Careers

Hull cleaning is under-used because it wears antifouling paint and is a hassle, expense and environmental exposure.

The excessive CO2 emissions due to poor hull performance are larger than emissions of many nations. Released biofouling is the largest distributor of alien species to shores. Working with us means changing the business models and technology. We are making hull performance green and data driven.


Shipshave is a platform for hull performance, not another cleaning robot company. We will expand to monitor and maintain hulls. Our business model is scalable because we are selling tools, not services. This allows us to reinvent hull performance rather than repeating job execution. You will advance the industry beyond IMOs 2030 fuel efficiency targets.

Shipshaves success depends on simplicity, reliability and sustainability in all our relations. Our projects are managed with in-the-hall-way decisions and easy access to full scale testing. You see results and thrive when we move fast. We are a small team with proven business development successes and financial resources. Our customer base is expanding with pilots and resales.

We will give responsibility and opportunity to grow with the company. Large companies develop career plans that hides slow pace. Joining a high growth company is how you accellerate your future.

Shipshave AS has commercialised and is manning up to fit the global footprint of shipping. Join us!

We will hire Manufacturing Manager, Mechanical Engineer and Assembly Technician.

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Value

Put your Captain in charge of hull efficiency

Clean proactively and save fuel.

A fouled hull leads to increased fuel consumption. Hull cleaning regains efficiency. Ships are designed to be in motion and not for idle time in port with deferred cleaning. ITCH allows you to proactively groom the hull before detecting the performance loss. Some of our clients’ procedures requires ITCH to be operated in the start of any long voyage.

Cleaning of hull surfaces should be a part of your Planned Maintenance System.

Forget downtime for the vessel.

Hull cleaning has until now required idle time in port. Globally some ports are banning hull cleaning. The vessel may be diverted to an approved port.

Wouldn’t it be better if you could clean during transit, while generating chartering revenues? ITCH is the only technology available.

You can empower your seafarers to handle the hull efficiency and implement in the vessel’s Planned Maintenance Systems.

No logistics, deviation, coordination or scheduling.

ITCH has been thoroughly tested on ships lengths from 11-368meters and at speeds between 9-18 knots. Ambient conditions spreading from winds gusting at 26m/s and swell up to 4meters operated at any time of the day.

ITCH has been delivered to Oil tankers, Gas carriers, Bulk carriers, and Container freighters. Prevention is better than a cure and ITCH is used for frequent proactive removal of slime.

Macrofouling comes in many shapes and forms. Barnacles and other fouling causing hull roughness has been removed by ITCH.

Together we can solve your problems.

Let the crew operate and eliminate high costs contractors.

A fouled hull has been more acceptable than a dirty deck. Hull roughness has been more accepted than an inefficient main engine. The crew has tools and knowledge for cleaning the deck or optimizing the engines. ITCH introduces the toolbox for reducing  hull roughness.

The OPEX of ITCH can be two orders of magnitude less than in-water hull cleaning by a 3rd party.

Your crew is available 24/7 !

Save hull inspection costs with onboard video camera.

With Shipshave’s ITCH you can document the hull condition before and after. The images from ITCH provides you with a status of hull integrity and the paint.

Have you ever planned a dry dock equipped with images from the subsurface area obtained the same day ?

Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Ship Owners are historically organized for maximum profit.

The Carbon Intensity Index (CII) will impact the incentives for saving fuel. Class societies and IMO will demand compliance.

Financial institutions and Charterers will only engage with sustainable entities operating efficient vessels.

From Jan. 1st 2023 an undisputable rating of the vessels will be available. Are you prepared?

Avoid structural intervention to comply with IMOs CII regulations.

IMOs Carbon Intensity Index (CII) defines targets for fuel efficiency.

Engine power derating may be challenging once you are late for a port slot causing knock-on schedule effects. New bulbs, more efficient propellers, rotos-sails or bubble curtains may be efficient means to reduce consumption, all requiring engineering, Class approval and modifications to the vessel.

ITCH comes in a box; your crew carries it to the foredeck, and you are in business.

We believe that ITCH will be the least CAPEX intensive way to keep fuel consumption down.

Reduce spreading of invasive species.

The legislator’s focus on invasive species has shifed from ballast water to fouling.

Limitations are introduced by ports, nations, geo-regions, and IMO. ITCH disposes of (micro)fouling in deep oceans, not at your coast lines.

Every second of the operations is captured on video for your records.


Sustainability

Biofouling develops hours after a ship is deployed in the sea.

Beginning as a slimy layer, the volume of organisms grows until advanced species like barnacles develop. Biofouling transports viruses, bacteria, algae, amoebae, parasites, mussels and barnacles. It may not be possible to bring a ship in port and remove biofouling without releasing effluent. Biofouling is the main carrier of invasive species along coastlines. ITCH will detach the biofouling mid ocean where it sinks and cannot breed.

Hull grooming

Preventive hull cleaning reduces the risk of transporting species between aquatic biotopes. Grooming proactively must be performed with a high frequency. Only ITCH does not bring the fouling in harbour, eliminating the risk for non-approval of cleaning permits.

Antifouling paint

The primary barrier against fouling is antifouling paint. Biocides like copper repel biofouling. A hard handed in-port cleaning operation can wear the antifouling. Plastics and biocides may then accumulate in the costal sediments. ITCH will only release inactive antifouling paint and not concentrate residue in harbours.

CO2 emissions and CII

CO2 emissions are cut with reduced fuel consumption from a ship with a clean hull.

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Hull Performance

CII demands continous improvement

IMO regulations will force better fuel efficiency. Ships may have to limit engine power, meaning less transport capacity and less revenue.

Few sustainability investments pay back within a year. For some cases a pay-back time for ITCH of a week is realistic.

Hull performance is monitored by fuel consumption, but is an inaccurate measure. Now you can clean in the middle of a voyage and monitor before and after cleaning.

You can also see the results of cleaning on videos and data performed as an integral part of the cleaning operation.

Now the Seafarers can handle operational hull cleaning. The Performance Engineer can focus on higher level issues.

Hydrodynamics

Hull fouling increases viscous resistance. Use ITCH to clean proactively to stop fouling. Still you keep control over cleaning costs.

Rough paint increases hull drag. Powerful cleaning systems can cause paint roughness. ITCH use soft brushes, defined forces and few cleaning strokes to avoid wear of fresh antifouling.

Many ships may soon downrate engines to comply with IMO CII regulations. ITCH will help you maintain transit speed.

Timing

ITCH is ready for hull cleaning when you are


In Transit Cleaning of Hulls

Working principle

Shipshave ITCH consists of a semi-autonomous hull cleaning robot tethered to a winch on the forecastle deck. The robot harvests propulsion energy to stay attached to the hull and swipe up and down. Soft brushes clean the hull under water using a defined pattern with controlled brush forces.

Shipshave ITCH should be used before fouling becomes a real problem. It has however also proven to remove settled fouling.

Rigup

The Shipshave ITCH system can easily be hand-carried by the crew. Before cleaning, the winch needs to be secured to a strong point on the forecastle deck, connected to a source of power and attached to the ITCH Robot. We aim for the ITCH to be easier to rig up than a high-pressure deck cleaning system.

Cleaning

ITCH removes all types of biofouling. The controlled forces and soft brushes cause minimal wear to antifouling paint, allowing more frequent cleaning. Shipshave also has a modular system that removes barnacles without paint damage.

This image of ITCH v.1 on a downstroke clearly shows the cleaned area above the unit and the adjacent virgin biofouling. The hull is a Platform Support Vessel operated for 3 years since the previous cleaning.

Operation

The crew needs to power on the ITCH robot.

They can then deploy the lightweight ITCH robot into the sea using the winch and wait for the vertical side of the ship to be cleaned. Once complete, the ITCH robot is retrieved from the water and the crew member can change the robots setting between port/starboard and repeat the operation on the other side of the hull.

The integrated video camera can be used to document the robots cleaning performance.

The integrated data capture system records the robots cleaning coverage which can be evaluated using the ITCH Application.

This simple process allows crews to clean the hull in hours while sailing to the next destination.

Environment

Shipshave ITCH allows the crew to clean the hull and dispose removed fouling far from shores. Fouling does not affect coasts when you clean in the oceans. Frequent cleaning with videos documents your fouling status and can ease communication with port authorities.

Benefits

  • Avoid large investments to comply with IMOs CII
  • Clean proactively and save fuel
  • Avoid downtime sailing to approved ports
  • Avoid scheduling with contractors' complex logistics
  • Keep OPEX below 250USD per cleaning
  • Save hull inspection charges with onboard video camera

Risk and limitations

Low weight and hydrodynamic efficiency makes ITCH  safe to deploy. ITCH cannot reach the propeller by design. The low weight means even direct impact will not affect a propeller. Shipshave can clean the foreship, but not the bulb. It will clean near to the propeller, but not the rudder or propeller. Typically you may cover about 80-90% of the parallell hull area.

We are confident that the ITCH can go longer and deeper than already verified. The ITCH can be delivered with an explosion-proof air winch or a handy portable electrical winch.