“Until now, offshore maintenance solutions were typically designed and tested in accordance with standards for new constructions,” comments Lasse Isaksen, Global Concept Director - Offshore, Jotun. “This simply does not reflect the challenges that our customers experience when maintaining existing assets.
“For example, preparing a surface for coating application offshore is far more demanding than doing so in a yard. Poor preparation can lead to premature coating breakdown and shorter lifetimes than for standard products, resulting in an increased frequency of maintenance. With offshore maintenance being up to 10-15 times more expensive per m2 than it is in a yard, this is an added cost our customers can do without.
“That’s why this system, designed specifically for brush or roller application and passing the industry’s most stringent standards (NORSOK and ISO 20340), is so important. It delivers better coating integrity, longer maintenance intervals, enhanced efficiency, and, of course, real cost savings. It’s the solution the industry has been waiting for.”
The three individual products have a range of key benefits: Barrier Smart Pack, a ceramically reinforced zinc rich epoxy primer, extends system lifetime while reducing surface preparation and application cost; Jotamastic Smart Pack HB delivers high build, even thickness finish, is easy to apply and gives long-lasting protection in the harshest environments; and Hardtop One offers all the benefits of a two-component high quality polysiloxane coating, in a single component polysiloxane coating.
“We work closely with our customers across the world to gain an intimate understanding of their operations, challenges and needs for new solutions,” Isaksen explains. “This is an industry like no other, and it requires systems that are customised to meet the most demanding conditions, both environmentally and commercially.
“Jotun’s new maintenance range showcases both our understanding of that, and an on-going commitment to practical innovations, harnessing technology to deliver powerful benefits. This is an important step forward for us, our customers, and the efficiency, quality and success of essential oil and gas maintenance routines,” concludes Isaksen.