PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750: Odebrecht Oil and Gas Ltd. (OOG), Brazil

Odebrecht Oil and Gas

Copper-free, high-activity antifouling with excellent aesthetics

The Customer

Odebrecht Oil and Gas Ltd. (OOG) is the oil and gas division of Odebrecht SA and provides integrated, customized solutions for the upstream oil industry in Brazil and around the world. Using cutting-edge technology and operational excellence, OOG provides its customers with integrated services including engineering concept design, project management and offshore platform operation.

The Challenge

OOG faces the challenge of keeping its vessels in pristine condition. In particular, underwater hulls suffer from discoloration and/or fouling pick-ups while they are stationary in seawater, often due to prolonged outfitting periods. Like other customers, OOG wants its vessels to look smart at delivery stage and does not want to incur extensive costs on cleaning the underwater hull before delivery.

In addition, the market is continuously aiming to minimize its environmental impact while maximizing operational efficiency.

The Solution

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings (PPG) addresses these key issues with the PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 product, our innovative, copper-free, high-activity antifouling solution based on self-polishing binder technology.

As an optimal coating for the protection of a vessel’s underwater hull from fouling and discoloration, the PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 antifouling offers exceptional performance for static- and low-activity vessels at new-build.

The Customer

Odebrecht Oil and Gas Ltd. (OOG)


The Location

Brazil


The Challenge

To keep underwater hulls clean from discoloration and/or fouling pick-ups while stationary in seawater and also minimize the environmental impact for four new-build drill ships: NORBE VIII, NORBE IX, NORBE X and NORBE XI.


The Solution

The PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 antifouling is suitable for virtually all ship types during outfitting.


The Benefits

Exceptional underwater hull protection from fouling and discoloration for vessels at the new-build outfitting stage.


The Result

Excellent antifouling and superb color retention for four new-build drill ships of Odebrecht Oil and Gas Ltd.

The PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 product is recommended in combination with the existing PPG antifouling product range, as the final antifouling coat for virtually all ship types, particularly FPSOs, drill ships, and offshore support ships with typically long outfitting periods at new-build.

The Benefits

Odebrecht

Excellent performance of PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 antifouling on one of OOG's new drill ships after a long outfitting period

The PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 coating answers a number of operational and commercial issues facing owners and operators. The advanced, copper-free coating system is based on zinc-acrylate binder technology and delivers early smoothing effects on hull roughness, effective and consistent polishing even at stationary service conditions during the new-build stage.

The superior antifouling performance during outfitting can also help to reduce repair costs before delivery and ensures that the vessels retain an immaculate aesthetic appearance for delivery.

Further features and benefits of PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 include:

  • High-activity SPC antifouling provides practical solutions for effective protection against hard fouling and whitening
  • Proven, excellent antifouling performance on various vessel types
  • Excellent polishing and hull roughness reduction
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Outstanding color retention
  • Good application properties
  • Excellent aesthetics at ship delivery

The Result

Odebrecht

Excellent performance of PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 antifouling on one of OOG's new drill ships after a long outfitting period

The PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 coating has now been applied on four new-build drill ships for OOG.

Following the successful completion of the project, PPG was awarded a certificate of appreciation by OOG for our commitment to safety, outstanding coating quality and excellent performance.

Our PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 antifouling has proven its success already, with the Fleet Manager of OOG commenting: “We are very satisfied about the performance of PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750, and it has proven to be the ideal solution for us, even after long outfitting periods.”

For customers who need excellent antifouling and superb color retention for all vessel types, with long outfitting periods at new-build stage, the PPG SIGMA NEXEON 750 coating delivers the ideal solution.

Antifouling / fouling release

Antifouling / fouling release

In today’s market, there are so many antifouling products that choosing the right one can become a burden. At PPG, we looked at this issue from a customer’s point of view and decided to upgrade our antifouling product offer to provide both relevant products and simplicity of choice.

PPG SIGMA NEXEON™ series

PPG SIGMA NEXEON™ series

The PPG SIGMA NEXEON antifouling range is based on linear self-polishing binder technology and instant low friction high performance/low roughness actives. This provides up to 25% lower roughness at application and therefore contributing to about 2.5% fuel savings right from day one when the ship starts sailing.

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