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Turnkey Marine Solutions

Airblast has been providing turnkey blast and paint solutions for international marine customers for five decades. We produce surface preparation and finishing facilities for ship and submarine building, gas and oil component manufacturing and offshore wind energy. In all cases, we’ve created world-class blast and paint facilities for leading manufacturers in their field.

Marine Conditions

Tough marine conditions have a highly detrimental effect on marine structures and equipment. Maintaining these important assets is a critical process that requires careful management to avoid material degradation, flash rust or paint blistering and delamination.

As the sophistication of marine coatings increases, so too does the demand placed on surface preparation. All our marine blast and paint facilities incorporate climate and humidity controls – this enables accurate environment management for improved production times and higher quality results.

Airblast marine facilities can be found in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Each project is delivered to the highest technical standards with our renowned first-class service levels.

View our case studies to find out more about our projects in the marine sector. Of note for this sector:

  • Environmentally controlled buildings for leading offshore ventures companies.
  • Blasting and painting facilities within a host building for the surface preparation and finishing of wind tower sections.
  • Climatically and temperature-controlled blast and paint halls for marine vessel construction firms.
  • A specialist facility providing four climatically controlled blast and paint cells to accommodate large marine vessel structures. Each seven-story high blast cell has independent vacuum grit recovery capable of removing 20 tonnes of steel abrasive per hour from confined spaces on the vessel plus “sweep to a point” mechanical recovery equipment for abrasive used to prepare the hull to SA 2.5. The paint cells will provide both confined space ventilation and general overspray removal from around the hull.
  • A state-of-the-art climatically-controlled ship-building and repair facility for Coast Guard vessels in north America.

Contact Us

Get in touch with our technical team to find out more about our Marine projects.

Alternatively, call our sales team on +44 (0)1778 560 650 and they will be happy to advise you.

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Aerospace and Defence

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Rail & Road

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Structural Steel & Infrastructure

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