Newbuild Floating Storage and Regastification Unit (FSRU) vessels built for EXMAR nv have been receiving superstrength EcoLock coatings in China.
The FSRUs are built in individually coated blocks, leaving some areas inaccessible after assembly. The Ecolock system results in a single homogenous coating, but allows weld seams to be coated after the blocks have been joined together.
Ecolock was developed by Subsea Industries, manufacturers of Ecospeed hull coatings as an answer to cavitation problems. Subsea Industries say it extremely tough and durable, designed to remain in excellent condition for 15 – 25 years without drydocking, repair or replacement. It can be cleaned underwater without damage.