Jotun has launched a solution that it says brings simplicity, predictability and optimal quality to the process of marine onboard maintenance.
The SeaStock Management Solution will see the company assume full management of its customers’ maintenance processes. This encompasses condition surveys, full ordering and logistics, direct communication with vessels, business and technical reviews, optimizing products for individual requirements and crew education.
According to a statement from Jotun, this is the first offer of its kind on the market.
“Onboard maintenance is an essential but specialized area that requires time, understanding and commitment,” says Habibe Escobar Meléndez, DryDock & SeaStock concept manager in Jotun. “Often conducted in difficult conditions, by crew that may lack sufficient training, there is a risk of poor quality application – leading to premature corrosion – and excessive paint consumption.
Then of course there is the commitment from management required to order, monitor and optimize the process to achieve the best efficiency, costs and results.”
For a set lump sum, Jotun takes full control of a company’s ‘paint locker’ and ensures a mix of the best products, while educating relevant crew members, to achieve high quality finishes, prolong maintenance intervals and achieve cost savings.
Jotun, which provides coatings for some 25 per cent of the world fleet, also assigns a professional in-house team to manage each customer and monitor coating condition and quality.
“This gives peace of mind in the harshest of environments, both operationally and commercially,” adds Escobar Meléndez.