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Environmental friendly and cost-effective technology for coating removal

Objective

EFTCoR pursuits the development of a new industrial technology for hull coating removal to be applied for ships maintenance. Present technology, grit blasting, is very pollutant and it is progressively being forbidden in most environmental sensitive European countries. Coating removal technologies must satisfy the requirements specified by most of ship owners (quality of the steel surface -SA2 1/2, SA2-). A considerable effort will be put on environmental care, concerning waste separation and disposal, coating removal material recycling, and use of less pollutant paints. To improve the working conditions and reduce vessel operation costs the cleaning process will be automated (substitution of manual tasks by a family of coating removal systems capable of working in a cooperative way).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

NAVANTIA SA
Address
Velazques, 132
28006 Madrid
Spain

Participants (9)

BYG SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
University Boulevard, William Lee Buildings, Notti
NG7 2RQ Nottingham
DOULOPOULOS SHIPYARDS LTD
Greece
Address
Dimocratias Street 58-60
Piraeus
EDER STRAHLTECHNIK GESELLSCHAFT, MBH
Austria
Address
Kranichbergstrasse 16
2640 Gloggnitz
HEMPEL'S MARINE PAINTS A/S
Denmark
Address
Lundtoftevej 150
2800 Lyngby
IAPETOS S.A.
Greece
Address
41,Akademias Street 41
10672 Athens
INDUSTRIAL DE ACABADOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Cabrales 12, Entlo
33201 Gijon
LISNAVE - ESTALEIROS NAVAIS SA
Portugal
Address
Estaleiro Da Mitrena
2910 Setubal
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
Address
Campus Muralla Del Mar, C/ Dr Fleming S/n
30202 Cartagena
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
2,C/ Ronda De Valencia 3
28012 Madrid