Fleet Cleaner has completed the first test trials of its innovative hull cleaning robot. The tests with the prototype have proven that the robot is able to clean under and above water and to capture all removed fouling during the cleaning process. This results in the most complete ship hull cleaning method during loading and unloading in ports.
The coming time Fleet Cleaner will do full ship cleaning tests in Groningen Seaports in the Netherlands, together with launching customer Royal Oosterhof Holman and shipping company Royal Wagenborg, in order to further demonstrate the technology.
Since the robot attaches to the ship’s hull with strong magnets, the robot is uniquely able to clean both under and above water; during loading and unloading up to 20% of the fouled surface can be above water.