Docebay, a Capesize bulk carrier, had 1,932m² [ 10,900ft²] of tank tops, hopper sides and stools reinstated using SPS. SPS Technology provided a non-disruptive repair, in a fraction of the time that would have been required for a conventional crop and renewal steel reinstatement.
Used primarily for heavyweight cargoes, including iron ore, that subject her to demanding operating conditions, ‘dishing’ of the tank top was a key concern. The use of SPS led to more efficient cargo handling, reduced turnaround times and improved long term operational economics. Maintenance costs were reduced as a result of enhanced resistance to wear and corrosion.
“Using SPS Overlay rather than conventional crop and replace methods reduced our repair schedule by 40%.”
Atle Paulsen Superintendent V.Ships