Blog1 November 2023

Andrews Dehumidification: Your first mate for ship shape renovations!

Recently, a customer in Glasgow contacted us in search of a solution to help fast-track the restoration of their ship – bow to stern – while it was held in dry dock. To rapidly dry out the internal areas in preparation for new paint applications, we recommended a customised dehumidification solution.

Based on the vessel specifications and layout, our team engineered a tailored system comprised of three high-powered KT2000 desiccant dehumidifiers. To maximise circulation, we fitted the units with extensive ducting running to key areas including the gunwales, hull, and lowest decks. All electrical cabling and connections were handled by our technicians for fast, compliant installation to get the project at full steam ahead…

Once operational, our robust dehumidification application quickly extracted moisture around the clock. By maintaining extremely dry conditions, it enabled moving full steam ahead with surface preparations and painting without risk of condensation formation. This allowed the customer to adhere precisely to their demanding construction timeline for the in-dock refurbishing programme.

Over the 8-week rental period, our package performed flawlessly with no hitches. The customer was highly satisfied, having hired units from us for previous large-scale shipyard developments. They continue to appreciate our expertise in vessel climate control and ventilation.

For any maritime companies looking to take command of ship refurbishments or new builds, our industrial dehumidifiers can make ensure smooth sailing. Avoid getting dead in the water without proper climate and moisture control. Contact Andrews Sykes on 0800 211 611 to learn how our dehumidification solutions can power your next maritime project’s successful voyage.