CLEVELAND – Sherwin-Williams’ Euronavy ES301 has been named the 2009 Product of the Year by the Steel Tank Institute.
“Sherwin-Williams is extremely pleased to receive this award for an application of one of our most innovative and versatile coatings,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President, Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “Euronavy ES301 is a durable, moisture- and surface-tolerant coating that allows customers to protect their steel assets against corrosion, even when it is applied in wet and cold conditions.”
The Steel Tank Institute award was based on Euronavy ES301’s use on the Thunder Horse Field off-shore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The production drilling headquarters (PDQ) is the world’s largest production semi-submersible ever built.
Coating was required due to hurricane damage and the need to refurbish the top-deck-plate steel. Euronavy ES 301 was chosen for its ability to adhere to marginally prepared surfaces and its ability to cure under cold and wet conditions with no dew-point restrictions.
Euronavy ES301 was applied by both spray and roller in two coats at 4.0–6.0 mil dry per coat. Service life of the new coating system, even in the extreme conditions of the Gulf Coast, is expected to exceed 10 years.