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GAC's HullWiper inks fleet cleaning deal with Equinor

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GAC's automated underwater hull cleaning service, HullWiper, has inked an agreement with Equinor for its oil and gas tanker fleet.

Under the agreement Hullwiper will provide cleaning services for Equinor's fleet trading in Scandinavia, Far East, Middle East and Europe. The service uses an ROV to clean the vessel's hull and there is no need to use divers, reducing the risks involved, and meaning cleaning can be carried out at any time of day or night.

The shipping industry is facing increasingly strict rules related to bio-fouling. “We help ship owners and operators to act proactively to comply with ever more stringent rules and regulations governing the entry of vessels into ports and operations offshore,” commented Simon Duran, md of HullWiper.

Read more: GAC’s HullWiper is 100 not out in partnership with Maersk Line

HullWiper currently operates in Sweden, Singapore, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Egypt, Australia, Gibraltar and the UAE, and will start operations in Panama and Mauritius in the second quarter of the year.

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