Advanced Polymer Coatings seals double tanker re-coating deal with United Overseas Management

Advanced Polymer Coatings seals double tanker re-coating deal with United Overseas Management

Advanced Polymer Coatings headquartered manufacturer in Ohio continues the new year strongly, signing deals with United Overseas Management to fully re-coat two of its fleet of oil and chemical tankers.

APC will apply its industry-leading MarineLINE protective tank coating to the 45,293 DWT UACC Mansouria and the 45,249 DWT UACC Marah. Both the vessels, which were built in South Korea in 2013, are equipped with 22 tanks that offer 27,500 sqm of cargo-carrying space. MarineLINE was chosen as the tank coating during their construction, and the recoating will maintain its high performance following a decade of service.

The recoating work for the Greece-based shipping group is due to take place over March and April this year at the Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd in Jiangyin city, Jiangsu province, China.

APC has built a strong relationship with Athens’s headquartered United Overseas, which operates a fleet of 22 vessels, including 16 Product and Chemical (PCT) cargo-carrying tankers.

In 2022 it completed two full recoating projects for the company, with MarineLINE applied to oil and chemical tankers NCC Messila and NCC Masafi. The work on those vessels, which were built in South Korea in 2012, was also carried out at the Chengxi shipyard.

Georgios Mitropoulos, APC Southeast Europe Sales Manager, signed the latest deals with United Overseas. He said: “These projects follow on from the recoating work we delivered for United Overseas in 2022 and are a testament to the working relationship we continue to build with the company. We work closely with them in order to support all their requirements.”

MarineLINE has been developed to protect tanks from thousands of highly aggressive chemicals. That chemical resistance and its flexibility, coupled with an ease of tank cleaning that creates quicker turnaround times, all played their part in United Overseas’ decision to choose APC to deliver the recoating projects.

Georgios Mitropoulos added: “The low absorption characteristics and the highly glossy surface of MarineLINE allow operators to reduce overall tank cleaning times.

“As well as a quicker turnaround, it also means a reduction in fuel consumption as well as being better for the environment. Those factors are a real plus for shipping operators and are becoming increasingly important to them.”

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22nd February 2023