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Hempel's coatings for upstream offshore

We recognise just how costly mistakes are when it comes to corrosion protection. That’s why we focus our efforts on developing innovative coatings, ensuring the correct specification and helping our customers with trouble free installation via our trained coating advisors.

All designed to ensure that when you select Hempel products at the new construction stage you are truly maximising the return on your coating investment.This applies whatever offshore assets you are looking to protect, from FPSO’s to drilling units, fixed platforms to subsea installation.

One way we are looking to achieve this is by offering better corrosion protection for platform and FPSO topsides, way beyond that required by current recognised standards. Our Hempadur Avantguard products are a great example of how this can be achieved.

Hempadur Avantguard.

A market leading series of products based around activated zinc technology which uses novel “3-in-1”. This award winning technology allows longer protection than conventional zinc rich epoxies and longer protection means reduced maintenance in the future. It achieves all of this whilst also offering superior crack resistance even if applied over-thickness. What’s not to like?

Another way we are seeking to minimise costly on station maintenance is via our Hempel Uniprimers.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870.

Originally developed for the marine market these products are now available to Hempels protective customers. By offering long term corrosion protection these products reduce the need for costly ballast and cargo oil tank maintenance. Meeting the exacting IMO and NORSOK standards we haven't stopped there.

These materials also include Hempels patented fibre technology which allows them to provide much greater cracking resistance and thereby avoid premature failiure, even when applied at higher thicknesses.

Additionally, these materials are capable of true year round application.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17870 helped refurbish the ballast tanks of the enormous saipem 7000 offshore construction vessel.


For further information, please contact our Oil & Gas Upstream Offshore team at

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