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COATINGS: NIGEL SHEWRING, DIRECTOR R&D, HEMPEL ever-more-stringent emission reduc- Hempel’s New R&D Center tion rules are creating opportunities for Hempel is adding two new buildings to

Hempel as well. “Our customers look for its HQ in Denmark: a new R&D and test solutions that minimize speed loss thus center and a new of? ce building, in total reducing fuel consumption and improve 12,000 sq. m. “The R&D and test center operational ef? ciency. Slow steaming, will be the workplace for approximately though not a new concept, is being ad- 100 people, among them around 40 sci- opted more and more by shipowners entists from outside of Denmark,” said across the world as it means vessels burn Shewring. In addition to the open of? ce less fuel by moving at a slow speed. We environment in the new of? ce building, have developed trusted solutions to suit it will include a new auditorium with such operating patterns,” said Shewring. room for up to 300 people – many of

As an example, he said that “our 1,400 them will be students from the neigh- vessel track record with Hempaguard bouring DTU, the Technical University has saved more than 10 million tonnes of Denmark. The entire Hempel Campus of CO2.” is scheduled to be ? nished in 2021.

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