Marine Supplies (International) has been awarded a £122,000 anti-fouling contract by international ship builder Karstensens Skibsvaerft in Denmark.
Bieldside-based Marine Supplies will provide Soni8 and Sonihull Duo anti-fouling systems on 12 new build vessels at a yard in Skagen, Denmark.
The Sonihull systems use digital electronics and ultrasonic transducer technology that produce pules of electronic energy that prevent build-up of muscles, barnacles, weeds and all other sea debris.
Gavin Fisher, managing director at Marine Supplies, said: “The supply of the Sonihull systems to the Karstensens vessel will create a capital expenditure saving of roughly 90%, due to there being no maintenance required after fitting the systems.
“Our previous work and systems supplied to other, similar vessels gave Karstensens the confidence that we would supply the products quickly and efficiently; allowing the vessels to return to sea quicker.”
Kent Damgaard, of Karstensens, said, “Our experience working with Marine Supplies in the past has saved our company major downtime, due to the upkeep required on our vessels to keep mussels and barnacles off our boats, pipes and sea-chests.
“The supply of the systems will save on antifouling paint costs and upkeep on the sea chests/box coolers and raw sea water pipes. The longevity of the systems will also increase the amount of time spent at sea, in turn adding value to both the vessel and the company.”