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Helping Muehlhan’s applicators to work round the clock

When Muehlhan was asked to re-coat the ballast tanks on the Saipem 7000 semi-submersible crane vessel in a short space of time, it knew it needed a coating that would allow its applicators to work around the clock.

The challenge

The docking schedule was tight and winter temperatures were low when the Saipem 7000 went in for routine maintenance in December 2015. Coating application specialists Muehlhan needed a PSPC-approved ballast tank coating that offered very short re-coating intervals and could be applied in temperatures as low as -10°C.

The solution

We specified Hempadur Quattro XO 17870, a specially designed ballast tank coating that can be adapted to suit different shipyard working methods. Muehlhan knew immediately that it was the ideal coating for the job. In all, Muehlhan’s applicators applied 60,000 litres of coatings in just 110 days, and they project was completed in rapid time.

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