Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) is increasing production after striking a new deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc. The deal will see Ohio-based APC supply its MarineLINE tank coating to the Sir James Fisher, a new LNG powered, dual-fuel chemical tanker the company is building at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, China. The ship is the first of two James Fisher is building at the yard; the second ship will be named the Lady Maria Fisher.
APC said it is set to complete the job by the fall. The coating application will be led by APC’s Shanghai-based China office. An experienced inspection and heat cure team and APC’s head office in Avon, Ohio, will also be involved in the project.
Captain Onur Yildirim, APC global marine manager, said China is a key market for APC. “Over the last two decades, we have coated and repaired a vast range of different chemical tankers in shipyards across China,” he said. “We are very pleased to continue to work with a company of the pedigree of James Fisher and believe the quality of MarineLINE and its broad range of benefits helped us win the work.”