AMSTERDAM — AkzoNobel has secured a two-year deal to continue supplying its Intersleek 1100SR foul-release coating to Qatari shipping and maritime giant Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Co. Ltd).

Established in 2004, Nakilat operates one of the largest fleets of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the world and offers a wide array of maritime services such as ship repair, shipbuilding, towage and shipping agency services.

The two companies already having a long-standing relationship and the new agreement means that by the end of 2018, more than 640,000 liters of Intersleek 1100SR will have been applied to 108 of Nakilat's LNG vessels across the globe.

"We are very proud to have signed this new deal, which strengthens our well-established relationship with such a valuable customer," said Oscar Wezenbeek, Director of AkzoNobel's Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business. "It highlights our commitment to better serving our customers and underlines the fact that that ship owners and operators continue to realize the benefits of investing in sustainable hull coatings including reduction of cost and higher efficiency."