North-east Scotland marine company awarded 140,000 antifouling contract

Marine Supplies (International) Ltd has been awarded a Sonihull antifouling contract by international ship builder Karstensens Skibsvaerft A/S in Denmark.

The full scope of the contract, worth 140,000, is for the supply of Soni8 and Sonihull Duo antifouling systems for protection of the box-cooler and raw sea water pipes on 12 new build Karstensens ships/vessels at its port/shipyard in Skagen, Denmark.

Gavin Fisher, managing director at Marine Supplies, Marine Supplies

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. These systems protect everything from hulls, sea chests/box coolers, strainers, sea cocks, raw sea water pipework, propeller shafts, stern drives and water jets.

Kent Damgaard Project- & Drawing Office Manager/Naval Architect at 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.

Established in 1917, Karstensens has 225 employees and operates globally from their base in Skagen Denmark buil....

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