Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has entered multiple tanker coating deals in Turkey. The contracts are for the application of the company’s MarineLINE tank coating to both newbuild tankers as well as recoating projects. A deal with Genka Shipbuilding will see MarineLINE applied to a newbuild 2000 DWT oil and chemical tanker. Construction of the vessel at the Pendik Naval shipyard will get underway in January 2023. Its parent company operates a fleet of regional and coastal tankers and APC has a long-standing relationship with the family-owned business having previously coated six of its tankers.

APC has also signed a contract with Okan Ogullari Shipping to coat its latest new build 10500 DWT tanker. Construction work is also scheduled to start in January 2023. APC’s relationship with Okan Ogullari goes back to 2006 when it was one of the manufacturer’s first customers and MarineLINE has been applied to four of the vessels in its fleet. In another deal, APC has been commissioned by Swan Tanker to recoat M/T İpek-S, a 6267 DWT oil and chemical tanker which was built in 2009. The 2013-built tanker M/T Endeavour 15,995dwt will also be recoated with MarineLINE in early 2023, after an agreement was struck with DüZGIT Shipping Management. The Istanbul based business has a five-strong fleet, all coated with the MarineLINE system.

“This latest raft of deals underlines the strength of our position in the Turkish market, and is testament to all the work we have undertaken to build and nurture close relationships with our customers,” APC Global Marine Manager Captain Onur Yildirim. “We know their requirements and they know what MarineLINE delivers for them, as well as the service and dedicated support that we provide. We continue to see demand for MarineLINE increase in Turkey and other key export markets. We deliver a premium product, a tank coating that can perform and cope with a wide variety of chemicals over a sustained period.”

“The low-absorption characteristics and highly glossy surface of MarineLINE allow operators to reduce overall tank cleaning times, which in turn reduces fuel consumption and GHG emissions associated with hot water production,” continued Yildirim. “Combined with the cargo versatility and flexibility that MarineLINE offers over its competitors, through its ease of cleaning between different cargoes, it continues to give us a real edge.”

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