Firm Pivots Product from Marine to Oil & Gas


Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd, the company behind anti-foul coating Coppercoat, recently announced that it is launching its Coppercoat-Commercial in the offshore oil and gas sector.

The coating, which contains high levels of copper as a natural anti-microbial agent, historically protects subsea infrastructure while meeting environmental and safety standards.

The decision followed the completion of a five-year trial in the United Kingdom, which found the product to be “the best” in protective anti-fouls solutions for underwater turbines. The launch for the oil and gas industry, comes as operators are reportedly looking more toward opportunities in deep water, where cleaning and replacing assets has become more difficult.

“We developed Coppercoat for the marine industry 30 years ago,” said Jayson Kenny of AMC. “Since then, we have perfected our products and gained plenty of first-hand experience of what happens to vessel’s hulls, and sub-sea equipment when left unprotected.

“Bio-fouling on subsea structures can cause all manner of problems, from accelerated ageing, increases in weight, drag and operating temperatures, through to the erosion of metalwork. Ever more commonly we are encountering reports of microbial induced corrosion, a problem to which Coppercoat-Commercial provides a reliable long-term solution.”

The resin is reportedly suitable for both cold and tropical water and ca be applied by roller or spray as well as on various surfaces including steel, concrete, aluminum, GRP and various polymers.


Tagged categories: Antifoulants; Asia Pacific; Coatings Technology; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; Marine Coatings; New Product Spotlight; North America; Oil and Gas; Z-Continents

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