Case studies

Wind farm coating failure investigation

Safinah was contracted by a Wind Energy Company and their Insurance Company to investigate coating failure on an offshore wind farm after just a few years in service. The failure was identified as corrosion and blistering from the splash zone upwards.

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Cargo tank contamination

The Client: Ship manager in Southern Europe The Project: The client had 8 chemical tankers which had been rejected for cargo carriage as a result of perceived problems with the cargo tank coating. Safinah investigated the nature of the contamination problems and made...

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Failure Case, Quantification and Negotiation Support

Client: A leading European based loss adjusting firm. The Project: To identify the cause of a coating failure and to assess the proposed method of repair. The loss adjuster, together with a number of Lloyds syndicates, was managing a claim resulting from a coating...

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Functional Specifications To Reduce Through Life Costs

The Client: The owner of a fleet in Northern Europe The Project: To develop a method to assess the technical merit of bids from rival paint companies after the owner had put a fleet coating contract out to tender. Safinah used a functional coating specification...

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Environmental Management

The Client: Wind Energy Company, Insurance Company. The Project: An offshore wind farm with windmills erected on mono-piles started to show evidence of coating failure after a few years. The failure was identified as corrosion and blistering from the splash zone...

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Legal, Expert Witness Support

Client: Ship owner and design consultancy.  The Project: To mitigate a claim by charterers for speed loss due to fouling. The Outcome Safinah contributed to the assessment of the coating selected and its suitability for the trading pattern of the vessel and its last...

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Keeping Expensive Oil Refining Capacity Protected

Client: The insurers of a large oil-refining complex in Eastern Europe. The Project: The passive fire protection systems on both the fabric and production facilities of this major refining site had failed. Safinah carried out an in-depth investigation into the cause...

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