Armach Robotics has confirmed that its EverClean robotic hull cleaning service will be demonstrated to the maritime industry during the 2023 Nor-shipping exhibition, taking place in Oslo from the 6th to the 9th of June.
The decarbonization of shipping has seen a recent increase in focus from a range of industry stakeholders. Solutions that support decarbonization efforts need to be sustainable and scalable, in order to be able to have the required impact to vessel owners and operators, and ultimately the environment.
Armach delivers a sustainable and scalable solution in managing biofouling for the global shipping industry, and earlier this year launched EverClean – a service providing always clean hulls for ship owners and operators, with the added value of perpetual hull condition monitoring.
Armach’s technology was highlighted as a ‘solution to watch’ at the end of 2022, having been shortlisted in a Biofouling Innovation Challenge by the Ocean Opportunity Lab and World Ocean Council. Since then, Armach successfully completed its proof-of-concept phase for the hull cleaning system by demonstrating the effectiveness of its robots with a select number of commercial ship operators, and has moved into an early adopter stage with them.
Sophisticated hull relative navigation technology developed by Greensea makes EverClean effective and efficient, ensuring that each section of the hull is cleaned without accidental repeat. EverClean’s use of the Armach Vehicles is the enabling factor to offer vessel owners a new, revolutionary way to manage their fleet’s hull performance.
Rob Howard, Chief Growth Officer at Armach Robotics, commented: “By managing an always clean hull we change the entire dynamic around hull maintenance from an inefficient, episodic or reactionary model, to an always clean intelligence-based model. By focusing on the ship staying always clean, EverClean further enhances operational efficiencies through the constant collection and reporting of important ship hull data to aid in hull change detection and coating system monitoring.”