3,000 Litres of Paint Applied to RFA Tidesurge.

31 Jan 2024 News

Neway Industrial Services has completed an extensive programme of painting works on RFA Tidesurge, which saw over 3,000 litres of paint used to improve the vessel’s Main Deck.

RFA Tidesurge is Tide Class Tanker, part of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary fleet and has been undergoing repair works at Cammell Laird over the last two months.

Neway’s main scope of work centred around the vessel’s Main Deck – including high pressure washing of the entire deck to remove all contaminants.

The Neway team then blasted the deck and applied captive shot blasting to safely remove the existing non-skid coating, any visible corrosion and obtain the specification of surface preparation.

The Paint system used on the Main deck was an international 5 coat non-skid protective coating system, each coat of the Painting system was applied by Specialist airless spray applicators to achieve the correct paint thickness.

Due to poor weather conditions in the North West, the Neway team were able to travel to Loch Striven, Scotland at short notice to complete the programme of works as scheduled.