Salem Bids a Bewitching Rehab


SALEM, MA—Bids are being accepted for recoating the interior and exterior of the Gallows Hill Reservoir in Salem, MA.

Proposals for the 5.3 MG steel water storage tank are due June 11.

The project involves cleaning and recoating the tank's interior and exterior surfaces, as well as miscellaneous repairs.

Work will include abrasive blast cleaning exterior surfaces and appurtenances to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6). The contractor will then apply a three-coat, zinc-epoxy-fluoropolymer urethane system to the tank’s exterior.

Witches Sail into History

The contractor will also replace the tank's two iconic witch logos with newly approved “Still Making History” sail logos using an additional polyurethane coat.

The exterior coatings contain lead; class 1A containment will be required as outlined in SSPC Guide 6.

After the containment support braces are removed, remaining voids and old coatings will be power tool-cleaned (SSPC-SP 3), followed by an application of two spot coats each of epoxy primer and finish paint.

The  interior water chamber will require abrasive blast cleaning to a Commercial finish (SSPC-SP 6) to expose repairs.

Once repairs have been made, interior surfaces will be abrasive blast-cleaned to a Near-White finish (SSPC-SP 10), then receive a high performance zinc-epoxy system. Heavily pitted surfaces will require an epoxy pit filler and surfacer.  

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.


Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Bidding; Contractors; Contracts; North America; Paint BidTracker; Power tool cleaning; Program/Project Management; Reservoir; Tanks

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