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Join us at NEVA 2019

Subsea Industries will be present at NEVA in St. Petersburg from  September 17 to 20 together with our agent for Russia: Nordweg JSC. We would like to welcome you at  booth F3012 .

If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please  visit us during the event. Our team will be happy to give you the  information you need.

TundRA 3200 icebreaking tugboats to be protected with Ecospeed hull coating system

Subsea Industries has received an order for its specialist hull and rudder coatings for application on two Robert Allan Ltd. designed icebreaking tugs under construction at Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards. 

Located in Tuzla and Altinova, Sanmar Shipyards has been producing tugboats and providing services for numerous countries around the world for four decades. The company celebrated its 40th year anniversary in 2016. More than 200 tugboats benefiting from all this wealth of experience are presently in operation on international seas. They build vessels at its two custom-built, state-of-the-art yards located in Turkey’s shipbuilding heartland.

The pair of 67 tonne bollard pull ice class ASD tugs include a number of special features to cater for arctic conditions. They are specifically designed for the year-round service in the Baltic Sea and particularly in the Northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia which is covered with heavy ice in winter time They will be capable of performing multiple tasks including escort, ship assist, icebreaking and ice management and open sea towing. 

Breaking the ice without risk of breaking the coating

Our hard-type coatings were selected amidst strong competition because of their proven performance in polar waters. Experience has shown that Ecospeed stays on the hull longer and resists the ice far better than the most generally used specialized ice coatings. Ecospeed remains bonded to the ship’s plates even as they flex and bend under ice pressure and impact.

Ecospeed is a certified abrasion resistant ice coating. Owners are allowed to reduce the thickness of the steel of the ice belt if this area is coated with Ecospeed. This gives them a significant financial benefit during newbuild projects. Ecospeed is one of only a few coatings that have received this certificate.

An ice-going hull coating must have low friction characteristics in order to be fuel efficient. But it is not enough for the hull to be smooth and have low friction at launch. It must stay that way for the life of the vessel. Ecospeed will hold up and will not be damaged in the ice and so will remain smooth for the life of the vessel, thus saving fuel. Even if minor repairs are needed in drydock the original quality of the coating remains intact.

RRS Ernest Shackleton and RRS James Clark Ross of British Antarctic Survey have been coated with our products with great and conclusive results. Our coatings have also been selected for the newbuild research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough, the biggest commercial shipbuilding contract in Britain for 30 years. Another 150 applications on ice going hulls have shown that our coating can withstand the impact of ice for many years on end, proving its superior strength and durability.

Mr. Hakan Tunç, Project & Procurement Manager at Sanmar Shipyards (right) and Mr. Manuel Hof, Sales & Production Executive at Subsea Industries (left) during the official signing of the agreement.

Join us at Nor-Shipping 2019

Subsea Industries will be present at Nor-Shipping in Oslo, Norway from June 4 until June 7. We would like to welcome you at our booth C01-30a, Holland pavilion.

If you would like to learn more about how Subsea Industries can assist you, please visit our booth at Nor-Shipping. Our team will be happy to give you the information you need. You can also contact one of our offices if you would like to make an appointment for the exhibition or if you need assistance.

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On the road with Subsea Industries' teams

The first months of the year have been busy for Subsea Industries and Hydrex with both of the companies’ coatings and hull care teams attending key maritime events across the globe as part of their aim to optimise their market share in the marine sector. 

Kick-starting the 2019 exhibition and conference schedule was a visit to Istanbul to exhibit at the increasingly well-attended Exposhipping event in Istanbul. This biennial event has grown exponentially over recent years with the 15th edition welcoming over 200 exhibitors and 6.000 visitors from 41 countries.

Exposhipping was opened with the participation of President of IMEAK Chamber of Shipping Tamer Kiran, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ship Yacht and Services Exporters Union Cem Seven, UBM General Manager Atilla Marangozoglu, and the representatives of the maritime sector.

“For us, the event was an enormous success,” said Subsea Industries, Production Executive Manuel Hof. “We have had some very positive enquiries from a number of potential buyers and were able to close a very important deal during the event.”

Europort Turkey was followed in quick succession by Sea Asia, Singapore’s foremost maritime exhibition and conference.

“Despite the offshore sectors downturn, the Lion State continues to be an important, strategically-placed maritime hub so it is crucial that we have a presence at this event,” said Hof.

Hydrex Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer added: “We were also pleased to have several meetings with potential business partners.”

According to the exhibition’s post-event press release, the7th biennial Sea Asia Conference and Exhibition saw outstanding visitor engagement with more than 400 exhibiting companies, as well as highly insightful and thought-provoking conference sessions across the three days.

The event saw a record 13 national pavilions including new attendees from Oman, Poland and Turkey. In addition to the lively and informative sessions, attendees had the opportunity to hear from leading maritime and technology companies as part of a comprehensive schedule of seminars.

Subsea Industries and Hydrex will continue their roadshow with Nor-Shipping in Oslo.

Ecospeed wins Arctic Innovation Award 2019

On April 2, Subsea Industries won the Arctic Innovation Award 2019 for its Ecospeed non-toxic hull coating. The winner of the award was announced at the Arctic Shipping Forum held at the Paasitorni Congress Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

According to the organizers the panel of independent judges consisting of leading Arctic specialists gave the award to “the company or individual that has developed the most innovative new technology, environmental practice or service to benefit the Arctic region.”

About the award Subsea Industries CEO Boud Van Rompay said: “We are very proud to have been given this award by important members of the Arctic shipping community. This recognition strengthens us to keep pursuing our goal of clean rivers, seas and oceans.”

Join us at Exposhipping 2019

Subsea Industries will be present at Exposhipping in Istanbul from  April 2 to 5 together with our agent for Turkey: Amat Engineering. We would like to welcome you at  booth D-115 .

If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please  visit us during the event. Our team will be happy to give you the  information you need.

Join us at Sea Asia 2019

Subsea Industries will be present at Sea Asia in Singapore from  April 9 to 11 together with our agent for Singapore: Pamarine. We would like to welcome you at  booth B2-H18 .

If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please  visit us during the event. Our team will be happy to give you the  information you need.

Subsea Industries wins Environmental Protection Award at the 10th IBJ Awards

On November 19, Subsea Industries won the Environmental Protection Award at the 10th IBJ Awards, held at The Eskimo Factory in Ghent. The award was presented by Ray Girvan, Publisher of International Bulk Journal and Femke Brenninkmeijer, Port of Amsterdam’s Head of Energy, Bulk, Agri, Breakbulk & Offshore.

Public Relations Officer Tamara Slight accepted the award on behalf of our company. She said: "We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. We know that the judges are highly expert and discriminating and we take the award as a very valuable acknowledgement for our achievements with our line of environmentally friendly coating systems.”

Subsea Industries at SMM 2018

Last month Subsea Industries and Hydrex took part in SMM 2018 in Hamburg, together with 2.288 other exhibitors. This year’s event was attended by 50.000 trade visitors from more than 120 countries, once again highlighting SMM’s importance as the leading international maritime trade fair.

Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, was highly pleased with the outcome of the four-day event: “SMM 2018 was a full success, not only for us as the organisers but also, and especially so, for the exhibitors and visitors. We again welcomed the Who's Who of the maritime world to our exhibition halls this year, and we have seen again that there is nothing that can replace the person-to-person interaction between the key players of the sector. We successfully addressed the shipping community’s most pressing issues, delivering fresh impetus for the future."*

The Hydrex/ Subsea Industries booth was a popular meeting spot, strategically located on a corner as part of the Dutch pavilion. As always representatives of both companies were ready to give precise and on point answers to visitors.

SMM 2018 was a great success and we would like to thank all of you who visited us there for coming. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis. If you want to find out how our products can benefit you, feel free to contact us. We will gladly help you in any way we can.

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* SMM: Maritime Sector Shows Strength and Innovative Power,, accessed September 27 2018.

Ecospeed on the Mersey

The hull of the polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough was officially launched in July protected by the most environmentally-safe hull coating ever developed: Subsea Industries’ ice abrasion resistant and washable Ecospeed.

Commenting on the success of the vessel’s launch into the River Mersey from the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Manuel Hof, Subsea Industries’ production executive, said: “RRS Sir David Attenborough is now afloat with a hull protected by the same Ecospeed coating that has protected its sisters, Ernest Shackleton and James Clark Ross, for many years. It was incredibly exciting to watch the launch of this important vessel.”

When the vessel is delivered to British Antarctic Survey in 2019, it will undertake world-leading environmental research into climate change and ocean protection. As such, the vessel required a fully ice-strengthened coating, without being harmful to the environment. “Ecospeed fulfils that requirement,” said Hof. 

“Ecospeed is a safe, hard-type coating with zero toxic compounds. It eliminates the potential pollution of polar waters with heavy metals or biocides and hull contamination during research activities, which is extremely important to the scientific work the vessel will carry out.

“The hard coating completely mitigates against the leaching of chemicals into the marine environment,” said Hof.

Subsea Industries’ Chairman Boud Van Rompay said: “We are delighted that Cammell Laird and BAS have successfully launched RRS Sir David Attenborough. The vessel is a showcase for an array of sophisticated technologies and systems, of which Ecospeed is one.”

The 15,000gt research vessel, scheduled for operational duties in 2019, will be one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world. The 128m long vessel will be capable of 60 days at sea without re-supply, covering a range of 18,898 nautical miles at 13 knots.

Subsea Industries at Posidonia 2018

In June Hydrex and Subsea Industries took part in Posidonia 2018, together with our agent for Greece: N. Bogdanos Marine Bureau. The exhibition was a very successful one for everyone involved and we are already looking forward to the next edition.

The event set new records in terms of exhibitor floor space, size of  conference program and number of visitors. In total, 2009 exhibiting companies from 92 countries and territories and 22 national pavilions welcomed 23.000 visitors to their stands.

According to the exhibition’s post-event press release, the proof points of the show’s unparalleled appeal and success were evident each of the five days on the exhibition floor and conference facilities of the venue, where a great number of business deals were struck and issues and trends of concern to the international maritime industry were debated.

Theodore Vokos, Executive Director, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A. said:  “The list of new business deals goes on and on as multi-million dollar deals on the Posidonia Exhibition floor is the norm, being the most eagerly awaited trade event in the biennial shipping calendar. This year, on our 50 year anniversary, we have witnessed a tremendous response from the global shipping community whose presence and activity helped us deliver the most dynamic Posidonia ever.”

Hydrex Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer was present during the entire event. He told us that he had many networking opportunities throughout the exhibition and the N. Bogdanos booth was bustling with activity from start to finish. “Posidonia 2018 was a great success for us. I met many interesting people from the shipping industry,” said Steven. “We reinforced existing relationships while new business opportunities  presented themselves.”

We would like to thank all of you who visited us there for coming and  look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis. We would also like to invite you to come and visit us during SMM 2018 at the Holland  Pavilion in Hall B7, booth 505.

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