Deck Refurbishment

Client: Norbulk Shipping

Industry: Marine

Scope: Deck Refurbishment

Date: March 2008

Location: Europe

Products: RS 500P

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Ship management company, Norbulk Shipping, required a coating with a fast turnaround for their Ro-Ro ferry service from Marseilles to North Africa where carriage of heavy traffic and fast turn-round is vital.


The main traffic deck had severely deteriorated due to weathering and heavy traffic. Norbulk Shipping required a system that could be applied with minimum surface preparation, fast drying, high build, and quick cure to enable the refurbishment to be carried out in a very quick time of 48 hours so the ship could return to normal service.


Norbulk Shipping decided to utilise Epo-chem™ RS 500P solvent-free, wet & rust tolerant system with excellent adhesion to high-pressure washed surfaces, with fast drying/curing properties and good abrasion and impact resistance. One coat of Epo-chem™ RS 500P @ 200µ DFT was applied.


The client has now taken management of four other Ro-Ro vessels and will utilise the Chemco system for all deck traffic areas. This has proven to offer long-term cost-effective, easy to repair by crew and cost effective protection.


• Solvent-free
• No blasting required
• Application by crew
• Reduced cost of plant and equipment
• Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution

external blue decking with yellow stripes and containers

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