FPSO

FPSO

Proven protection for FPSOs

As the number of remote deepwater oil fields grows, so has the requirement for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs). These floating production vessels are deployed where subsea pipelines to the mainland are not feasible or when a fixed platform is not economically viable.

Many of the new oil and gas field discoveries are in the ultra-deepwater areas off the coasts of Brazil, West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico, and FPSOs offer an excellent solution for these areas due to their lower investment cost.

PPG coatings are a proven solution for FPSOs

PPG is a major supplier of coatings for the FPSO market. We have an impressive track record of protecting new-build and converted FPSOs from the severe effects of corrosion from being located in the most extreme environmental and operational challenging areas. Our comprehensive range of globally, proven coatings provides application efficiency and extended service life as well as being environmentally compliant (biocide-free).

Solvent-free tank linings

Our solvent-free tank linings have been in use for over 25 years protecting tank interiors against corrosion from fuels and other cargoes.

Passive fire protection – flexible and jet fire certified

With over 30 years of experience gained via many successful projects, we have protected diverse fire-proofing FPSO projects worldwide and offer the most flexible intumescent coating on the market. PITT-CHAR XP is tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Bureau Veritas (BV) for structural and divisional fire protection.

Antifouling and foul release coatings – advanced foul prevention technology

We have a range of high-activity antifouling coatings to keep FPSOs clean for prolonged periods. These coatings are suitable for static- and low-speed vessels and have been proven to perform under low-activity conditions – a critical factor for FPSOs that may be in service for many years. We also provide outstanding biocide-free foul release coatings with wide application windows, improved curing and increased sag resistance for challenging application conditions in demanding weather conditions and in critical overlap areas.

Ultra-durable finishes – reducing maintenance costs

We offer various ultra-durable finishes ideal for use on FPSOs because our topcoats are designed to withstand the extreme service condition well beyond typical maintenance cycles.

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