Nodosa innovates reducing shipbuilding environmental impact
Two types of cabins will mitigate the impact of dripping and painting
Three Galician companies have join together to develop Ecostreat, a project to reduce environmental impact on the construction and repair of ships. They are Nodosa Shipyard from Marin, Chorro Naval from Vigo and Industrias Ferri, based in Gondomar. The project was introduced last Tuesday at the shipyard. The objective is a new solution that will mitigate the environmental impact of surface treatment operations on ships. Two models of cabins, one for the blasting and one for the painting of boats have been launched. The prototypes are already designed and their construction is imminent, it is expected this system can be applied in one of the ships that Nodosa will build from April next year. Nodosa's manager, Rafael Outeiral, explained they have entered on the project’s final phase. "In April we will validate the prototype cabins we have created in one of our ships, allowing to reduce the acoustic and environmental effects of ship blasting operations." The manager of Chorro Naval, Casiano Iglesias, said that these cabins "will allow to improve the effectiveness and efficiency through the reuse of abrasives." Among other issues, this will have a positive impact on the health of operators and people working in the surrounds of the shipyard, "as they will get less accoustic impact" In this sense, the project manager of Industrias Ferri, Miguel de Béjar, stressed that this project optimizes processes and improves capacities, adding that, in addition to the cabins, “we have implemented a crane system that will allow working close to 20 meters hight ».
(Source: La Voz de Galicia)