Company Background

In 1995 Brunel embarked on a project to develop the most environmentally friendly and durable underwater marine coating possible.  Many formulations were tested and in 1999 the ultimate goal was achieved with the development of the final product – EnviroMarine.

The finished product was totally inert, completely non toxic, solvent free and presented no danger to health or to the marine or atmospheric environment.

In 2000, so as to prove the durability and effectiveness of EnviroMarine, it was applied to the forward and aft thirds of M/V CP Prospect, a 225 metre containership. The middle was coated with a top of the range anti fouling paint system, supplied by a leading manufacturer.

Application

Application methods for both systems were identical – surface preparation was to SA2.5, all coatings were applied using a conventional airless pump, in the same yard, by the same people and in exactly the same conditions. The only difference was in the amount of coats applied – in the case of EnviroMarine – a primer plus two coats (giving an average overall thickness of 350 microns), whereas the middle third required two coats of primer, two further tie coats and three coats of anti fouling (resulting in an average thickness of over 600 microns).

The vessel then returned to commercial operation and in the next 6 years sailed in both extremes of climate. For the first 4 winters it sailed the North Atlantic, often breaking ice and the next 2 summers it sailed in warm tropical waters – frequently navigating the static waters of the Panama Canal and regularly averaging less than 8 knots.

In the summer of 2006 the vessel dry docked in Gibraltar and the hull was pressure washed in preparation for blasting and re-coating. The middle third, the third coated with traditional anti fouling material, had shed 85% its coating and was reduced to primer or bare steel – a complete re-blast and re-coat of this area was required.
However, the forward and aft thirds of the vessel, the areas coated with EnviroMarine, showed no signs of delamination, nor was there any measurable reduction in film thickness.

Some inevitable anchor damage was evident on the bulb, which required a small amount of re-coating, but the remainder of the forward third and the entire aft third was as good as the day it was applied. Even the ice belt was intact – it showed no signs of damage or erosion and required no remedial work whatsoever. Needless to say, the owner elected to have the middle third coated with EnviroMarine!

Marine Coating

EnviroMarine has now been applied to decks, cargo ramps, ballast tanks, cranes, gantries and dockside structures. All applications have resulted in the same durability and super smooth finish as was evidenced in the vessel first coated in 2000.

Brunel Marine Coating Systems now has a global portfolio of clients who share our environmental concerns. They are all benefiting from the significant advantages of quality, durability, efficiency and the proven reduction in operating costs – and continue to do so.

Brunel Marine Coating Systems continues to be committed to providing the highest levels of service and the very best coatings for the marine industry.

Brunel Marine Coating

See you in 10 years! with our unique, Class and Flag approved 10-Year dry-docking programme!

 

marine coating

This hull was coated in 2000 and here ‘fully intact’ at recent docking has improved durability for 2015.

 

These typical, in-field ‘roughness’ readings of just a tiny fraction of one micron have now been improved on!

These typical, in-field ‘roughness’ readings of just a tiny fraction of
one micron have now been improved on!