Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has entered a deal with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to recoat 15 cargo tanks on its 25,583 DWT chemical tanker, the Reinhold Schulte. The agreement follows similar deals struck earlier this year to recoat the 25,581 DWT Rudolf Schulte and 25,620 DWT Rebecca Schulte.

The contract was signed by APC global marine manager, captain Onur Yildirim, working with BSM’s Ship Management Centre in Singapore, and will see APC apply its MarineLINE protective tank coating on more than 19,000 square meters of cargo tank space aboard the tanker. Yildirim said work is due to begin in October at the IMC Shipyard in Zhoushan, China, with a completion date in late November. He said the recoating is required to maintain the high performance of MarineLINE following 10 years service.

“We are looking forward to starting this extensive recoating job, as well as building on the strong relationship we have built with BSM from recoating the two ships earlier this year,” Yildirim said. “The work will be managed by APC’s Chinese team led by Daniel Liu, our inspection manager. We will supply full application and heat curing services.”

“MarineLINE protects cargo tanks from more IMO approved chemicals than any other coating in the world,” Yildirim said. “It has incredible flexibility and can protect tanks from thousands of highly aggressive chemicals. This is a crucial consideration for the BSM fleet, which carries a wide variety of cargo, and needs to switch grades frequently. APC, as a trusted partner, is proud to continue working with BSM and to support its rigorous cargo requirements with MarineLINE coating.”

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