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Revolutionising shipyard efficiency: BlastOne's state-of-the-art blast and paint facility at Fincantieri Marinette Marine

by BlastOne International on 08/05/2024 2:32 AM


A major US shipbuilder, Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to produce the US Navy’s Constellation-class frigate in 2020. To accommodate these larger vessels, FMM completed a significant workspace expansion project as part of a $300M USD capital expenditure. FMM aimed to expedite the production of Constellation-Class frigates by eliminating production bottlenecks, specifically in the surface preparation and coating phase. They sought a state-of-the-art blast and paint facility to enhance shipyard efficiency.

To deliver FMM’s needs, a modernised blast and paint facility was designed and built by BlastOne International. The facility encompasses 25,000 square feet of climate-controlled finishing space, featuring two dedicated painting bays and two blast and paint combination bays. It has a capacity for 16 blasters and eight paint sprayers across four modules, optimising space and output. The facility prioritises safety with state-of-the-art ventilation systems, continuous air quality monitoring, and camera systems. Additionally, it maximises energy efficiency by utilising heat from the compressed air plant for winter heating.

Key Features

  • Optimised Space
  • Maximum Output
  • Enhanced Safety
  • Maximum Energy Efficiency

The completion of the advanced blast and paint facility has significantly improved FMM’s shipyard efficiency. Larger portions of ships can now be prepared and painted with modern environmental controls, ensuring safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility. This enhancement enables FMM to expedite the delivery of Constellation-Class frigates to the US Navy, contributing to the Navy’s commitment to modernise the American Fleet.

About BlastOne

BlastOne International is a global leader in the field of surface preparation, specialising in abrasive blasting and protective coating solutions. With over four decades of experience, our company has established a reputation for excellence, innovation, and client-centric service with branches across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the USA.

For additional information please visit www.blastone.com.au