In August 2023, Neptune faced a significant robotic hull cleaning challenge at Zhujiang Power Terminal. A bulk carrier, previously cleaned in February with over 20 divers and three workboats over four days, still struggled with dense acorn barnacle fouling, slowing it down and increasing fuel consumption for months. All the port calls of this call in China are not suitable for conventional operations.
Neptune stepped in. Deploying two advanced robots and an expert team of eight, we committed to restoring the vessel’s performance. Our efficiency was unmatched, proving Neptune’s dedication to exceeding industry standards.The results were remarkable. Neptune’s operation proved not only efficient but also highly effective, exceeding industry standards. The case exemplifies Neptune’s expertise in tackling heavy fouling challenges, delivering swift and effective solutions that ensure vessels regain optimal performance.