The last couple of months 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 optimize their market share in the marine sector.
Kick-starting the Fall 2019 exhibition and conference schedule was a visit to the NEVA event in St. Petersburg. This biennial event has grown exponentially over recent years with the 15th edition welcoming over 600 participating organizations from 32 countries.
The organizers called the event a resounding success. The said that “both International and Russian organisations alike answered the call of opportunity from NEVA 2019. Record numbers of professionals and visitors attended the Exhibition and Conference Programme to enjoy a direct networking connection to Russian maritime industry buyers who actively sought best-of-breed internationally-sourced products and services to fulfil their projects and active redevelopment requirements.”
“For us, the event was also very fruitful,” said Subsea Industries Production Executive Manuel Hof. “We had many networking opportunities throughout the exhibition and the booth of Nordweg JSC, our agent for Russia, was bustling with activity from start to finish.”
NEVA 2019 was followed in quick succession by Europort, one of Europe’s foremost maritime exhibitions.
The 39th Europort exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam was attended by 26.000 trade visitors from 93 countries. The many exhibitors, including Subsea Industries and Hydrex were very satisfied with the event.
According to the exhibition’s post-event press release, special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019. With over 1,000 exhibitors and a record number of international visitors, Europort’s focus on special ship markets paid particular dividends in 2019, as its successful recipe of conference sessions, Masterclasses, networking events and exihibitor showcases came seasoned with a sprinkle of market opportunity and business wins.
Innovation and expansion With a wide variety of products and techniques on display, the Subsea Industries/Hydrex booth fitted in perfectly with the innovative aspect of Europort. As part of the Dutch pavilion it was a popular spot for visitors.
Many existing customers, Subsea Industries agents, technical people from all phases of shipbuilding and maintenance and many interested newcomers to Subsea Industries and Hydrex dropped by and enjoyed the friendly, comfortable but businesslike and informative atmosphere. Much new business was conducted.
Europort 2019 was a great success for us and we would like to thank all of you who visited us there. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis.
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Subsea Industries will be present at Europort in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from November 5 until November 8. We would like to welcome you at our booth 1009 in hall 1, Holland pavilion.
If you would like to learn more about how Subsea Industries can assist you, please visit our booth at Europort. Our team will be happy to give you the information you need. You can also contact us if you would like to make an appointment for the exhibition or if you need assistance.
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.