AkzoNobel Celebrates 20,000th Application of Intershield 300



AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings Business, the supplier of International® coatings, is celebrating its 20,000th application of Intershield 300, its highest performing anticorrosive universal primer.                                   

On 29 November 2016, the newly constructed LNG carrier Torben Spirit became the 20,000th vessel to be coated with Intershield 300.  The vessel is due to be delivered in February 2017 by DSME Shipyard to Teekay Shipping Ltd.

Teekay Shipping Ltd site manager, newbuild and projects Wesel Philippe said, “By applying Intershield 300 at the newbuilding stage and maintaining it correctly during subsequent dry dockings, there are considerable financial and environmental savings to be made.  It is clear why Intershield 300 is the market leading primer for LNG vessels and continues to be the benchmark for the wider shipping industry.”

The application of Intershield 300 reaffirms the coating’s market leading position in the LNG industry, where 60 per cent of the global fleet uses Intershield 300.  Other shipowners using Intershield 300 include DHT holdings, Knutsen OAS Shipping, Maran Gas, and AET Tankers.

Designed for vessel hulls and ballast tanks, Intershield 300 has been successfully applied to container ships, LNG carriers, tankers and other vessels during routine maintenance and repair regimes, as well as to more than 4,600 newbuild vessels.  At the newbuild stage, Intershield 300 can enhance shipyard productivity when applied as a universal primer by simplifying the coating process and providing optimum corrosion protection.

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Source: Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery