Want to know why another important Norwegian company has made the #sustainable choice to protect #oceanhealth? By switching to Clean Blasting using Rope Access for Surface Treatment of their painted steel assets?
What this means in plain English is that instead of using the traditional methods of open grit blasting and high pressure water jetting to remove the old paint and rust, before repainting their operating asset, they are using Pinovo's Clean Circular Vacuum Blasting which stops Paint Microplastic Emissions into the Ocean!
Given #PaintIsPlastic, this is a cleaner, safer, and more cost effective solution for the customer, the operator, and the Ocean.
SalMar Aker Ocean AS is a producer of farmed salmon, and operates the pioneering Ocean Farm 1 installation, located off the coast of Trøndelag, Norway. This is the world’s first offshore fish farm, and the structure was built with the technology and principles used at submersible offshore installations. The dimensions are impressive - 68 metres high, a diameter of 110 metres, and a volume of 250,000 cubic metres!!
CAN AS is a leading Norwegian expert in the field of Rope Access, with highly skilled operators used to working on projects with the most complex and demanding access.
Pinovo is delighted that its Clean Blasting technology have been chosen by SalMar Aker Ocean AS to do spot blasting on the Ocean Farm 1 structure, using CAN AS’s highly trained rope access operators. CAN’s operators are using Pinovo’s PiConnect tool that was developed in-house (see full suite of Pinovo’s bespoke tools at https://lnkd.in/e7ZtVBE). As a result, there is no need for scaffolding, sheeting, habitats, or cleaning up, as would be the case with the traditional methods of surface treatment.
On top of the industrial advantages of Clean Blasting, there is also a material, quantifiable sustainability impact, because
1. No Paint Microplastic, Grit and Dust Leakage into the Ocean - SDG's 12, 14. 2. Over 60% less CO2 Emissions compared to open grit blasting - SDG’s 9, 12. 3. Much better working conditions for Operators - SDG 8.
Great to see that SalMar Aker Ocean AS is showing the way by making the sustainable choice for surface treatment!
Perhaps your industrial or marine business should be following their lead?!