AkzoNobel Coats China’s First Large Cruise Ship


Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that the first large cruise ship built in China has begun its voyage, coated with paint from the company’s Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business.

According to an emailed release, the 5,246-passenger Adora Magic City has been coated with the AkzoNobel’s Intersmooth fouling control technology.

The brand was reportedly specified on the hull of the milestone vessel because of its high durability, low VOC content and strong application properties.        

The release states that the ship is 323.6 meters (about 1,062 feet) long and has a 1,292-person crew capacity. The ship was reportedly built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and the launch is meant to mark a new beginning for the Chinese cruise ship new-build sector.

“We’re proud that our trusted coatings technology and expertise played an important role and were extremely impressed during a recent visit to see the final fitting out of this landmark vessel,” said Simon Parker, Director of AkzoNobel’s Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business, adding that the company plans to contribute to the new build of Adora Magic City’s sister ship.

“We hope to be involved in similar projects in the future and remain committed to supporting the application and development of advanced coatings that will help propel our customers and the industry to a more sustainable future.”

The newly launched ship weighs 135,500 tons, reportedly has over 25 million different parts and was produced with the cooperation of over 30 countries and over 8,000 specialized suppliers.

“Our ability to support global projects and supply chains provides value for customers of our Marine Coatings business,” continued Parker.

“Our International brand has been meeting customer needs in this respect for more than 140 years. We’re constantly innovating to keep pace with evolving requirements, with a clear focus on supporting customers in yard efficiency, boosting lifetime performance and reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in operation.”

AkzoNobel stated that it can offer a strong portfolio of coatings to protect and enhance vessel performance when facing different challenges, like impact and abrasion, chemical resistance and biofouling accumulation.

According to the release, the product range helps reduce biofouling build up and mitigate drag over time, helping to improve fuel efficiency and cut CO2 emissions.


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