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Green Shipyard Coatings: Green is the Best Color

VT Halter’s new state-of-the-art blast and paint facility, already paying dividends for the shipyard’s bottom line and the environment alike, is poised to lif your bottom line with improved coatings and reduced corrosion.

By Joseph Keefe hen it comes to marine coatings, preparation is to enable reuse of abrasive media. Able to accommodate everything. If that’s the case, then Gulf Coast- ship sections as large as 105’ W x 80’ L x 40’ H, weigh-

W based VT Halter has all the boxes checked ing up to 500 tons each, the facility is designed for 24/7 when it come to making sure that every vessel component operation in all weather conditions and utilizes 100 per- and exposed surface that leaves its facility is ready for what- cent LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and ever harsh conditions come next. That’s because, in April carbon footprint.

of 2018, VT Halter Marine unveiled a state-of-the-art blast Already, the yard has blasted and coated the complete and paint facility that today allow ship sections to be pre- hull of a 120-foot tugboat weighing 440 tons. Another pared, blasted and painted in a controlled environment. tugboat hull – with a total LOA of 135 feet – can

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