Stainless steel for environmentally friendly ship hulls

Governments and businesses the world over are starting to take an interest in a new, low-maintenance and environmentally friendly ship hull. It’s built entirely from high-strength, super-and hyper-duplex stainless steel, at no additional cost. Calculations show that duplex stainless steel hulls could potentially reduce fuel consumption and emissions of container ships by an estimated 20%.

The first wave power prototype of a super-duplex stainless steel hull for a Swedish power generation company is currently being tested. It has been suggested that around 100 of these huge 85-meter floating structures will be used in a single location. By building hulls out of super-duplex stainless steel, they can remain in the water without any maintenance for the target lifespan of 50 years and beyond.