The project was completed on time, with no delays, to the complete satisfaction of all concerned. This unique Chemco system will provide long lasting hull protection, isolating the stainless steel liner/mild steel joint and preventing it from forming a galvanic cell.
The vessel was brought to dry-dock with the Chemco system and a major top-selling anti-fouling being in operation for 18 months. After HP cleaning, the Kort
nozzle and rudder were in ‘as good as new’ condition. The only maintenance requirements were small touch-up areas where mechanical damage had occurred. The half of the rudder coated with an industry leading anti-fouling was showing signs of extensive fouling and corrosion damage. This conventional system also lifted from the surface of the hull during cleaning, resulting in high maintenance costs for repair.