Christening Thunderbird II: explosion-safe cleaning during loading and unloading On Friday, 16 July 2021, the Thunderbird 2 (TB2) was christened in the center of Rotterdam by Mirelle Pennings, Director of Commercial Banking at Rabobank. The TB2 is the second working vessel of Fleet Cleaner, a green scale-up from Delft that [...]
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Fleet Cleaner demonstrates ATEX certified technology for hull cleaning of tankers during cargo ops at Vopak terminals in Rotterdam
Fleet Cleaner demonstrates ATEX certified technology for hull cleaning of tankers during cargo ops at Vopak terminals in Rotterdam Hull cleaning for petroleum tankers has always been an operational challenge. Just like any vessel type, the underwater hull of tankers gets fouled, which increases fuel consumption by 5-10%. The cleaning [...]
Fleet Cleaner starts hull cleaning services in Belgian ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge Hull cleaning company Fleet Cleaner has successfully completed trials in Belgian ports, and now has permission to clean ships in the Port of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent. Fleet Cleaner has designed a unique hull cleaning robot [...]
Fleet Cleaner has won the Maritime Innovation Award 2018 At the Maritime Awards Gala organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 12th, Fleet Cleaner has been awarded with the prestigious Maritime Innovation Award 2018! The respected jury calls it a true maritime innovation. Winning the award is yet another indicator [...]
Fleet Cleaner aids with oil spill cleaning After the recent oil spill disaster of the Bow Jubail in the Port of Rotterdam, Fleet Cleaner has stepped up to help the authorities with cleaning ship’s hulls which were fouled by the heavy fuel oil, in order to minimize the environmental impact. [...]
Fleet Cleaner cleans world’s largest crane vessel This March Fleet Cleaner has completed the cleaning of both floaters of Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf in the Port of Rotterdam. This was the first hull cleaning of the vessel since it went to dry dock six years ago. Due to the [...]
Fleet Cleaner aims for autonomous ship hull cleaning Fleet Cleaner is one of the leading players in the ship hull cleaning industry and aims to set an even higher standard for hull cleaning. The company strongly believes that robotic hull cleaning is the future. “Already we constantly see that our [...]
Fleet Cleaner operates in all weather conditions Last week a very heavy storm passed the Port of Rotterdam. Most container terminals were forced to stop their activities due to the strong winds. However, Fleet Cleaner had two operations scheduled this week and delivered them as promised. A [...]
Spliethoff’s mv Fagelgracht hull was cleaned by the Fleet Cleaner robot operating between the vessel and the quay
Spliethoff’s mv Fagelgracht hull was cleaned by the Fleet Cleaner robot operating between the vessel and the quay Both vertical sides of the mv Fagelgracht, one of the general cargo vessels operated by Spliethoff, were recently cleaned while berthed in the Port of Rotterdam, by the innovative hull cleaning company Fleet [...]
Fleet Cleaner cleans several 350m+ sized container vessels in Dutch ports After recently launching its innovative ship hull cleaning installation in all Dutch ports, Fleet Cleaner has successfully cleaned various container vessels with a length of over 350 m during loading and unloading at the terminals. All these cleanings were [...]