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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).

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Coordinator

NAVANTIA SA

Address

Velazques, 132
28006 Madrid

Spain

Administrative Contact

Jesus Angel CARRION

Participants (9)

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BYG SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

DOULOPOULOS SHIPYARDS LTD

Greece

EDER STRAHLTECHNIK GESELLSCHAFT, MBH

Austria

HEMPEL'S MARINE PAINTS A/S

Denmark

IAPETOS S.A.

Greece

INDUSTRIAL DE ACABADOS S.A.

Spain

LISNAVE - ESTALEIROS NAVAIS SA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G3RD-CT-2002-00794

  • Start date

    1 October 2002

  • End date

    31 March 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 833 807

  • EU contribution

    € 2 082 799

Coordinated by:

NAVANTIA SA

Spain