Two international contracts for ISOLFIN®, making it the European leader in anti-corrosion and fire protection

Press Release

Rome, 7 August 2020 ISOLFIN®, a leader in providing services to petrochemicals, shipbuilding, refining, and energy groups, announces that it has closed two contracts in major strategic and infrastructural European yards.

The first contract will provide painting services and anti-corrosive treatments for the construction of a bridge over the Danube in Brăila, Romania, the largest suspension bridge currently under construction in the world, 2km long and 1.1km wide. The yard employs 200 people and 20,000 tons of steel and it will be the third largest in Europe. ISOLFIN® is supporting Fincantieri in this global project of high strategic value for the entire region of Eastern Europe, whose total cost of € 433 million is co-financed by the government of Romania and the European Union.

The second contract concerns insulation work on ships under construction at the Tulcea shipyard in Romania. The ship currently under construction is a Viking Expeditions Cruise, flagship of the fleet for the North Seas, which will be followed by five other polar vessels in the coming years, for a total budget of approximately 1.75 billion Euro. The Tulcea shipyard employs more than 4000 people, mostly locally hired and trained staff with the aim of reinforcing this large European naval hub with highly a specialized workforce.

These contracts will be added to the ISOLFIN® portfolio, also a protagonist on major Italian construction sites, which includes the painting of the newly inaugurated MOSE in Venice, the isolation and insulation of the new ENEL power plant in Fusina, and the completion of the ten-year maintenance activities, so-called Turn Around, of the Saras Refinery in Cagliari completed in the middle of a sanitary emergency without stopping work or suspensions.

ISOLFIN® CEO, Marco Nori, commented:

“These new contracts confirm ISOLFIN’s role as a leader in European anti-corrosion and passive fire protection services, and now the only supplier of all the major manufacturers on the continent: Fincantieri, Vard, and Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

We went through the difficult months of lockdown with determination, knowing we had to have maximum flexibility, and the know-how to reorganize projects and construction sites according to the directives dictated by the pandemic. Thanks to our commitment, we minimized project delays and, with careful planning, have rolled up our sleeves toward a speedy recovery. Today we are back in full swing and our construction sites are again up and running. We are proud to be able to contribute to impressive infrastructure projects that will help the European economy recover.”

 

For additional information contact our press office at ISOLFIN®: by email at press@isolfin.com or by phone at +33 6 42413055

Our New Eastern Europe Office

We are proud to unveil our brand new office in Eastern Europe: ISOLFIN Marine Services – Bucharest, Romania

Our strategy for growth is to find new opportunities worldwide and new projects where ISOLFIN know-how can make the difference. We want to grow alongside the people involved locally.

You are welcome to come and visit us at: Bulevardul DIMITRIE POMPEIU n. 5-7 Claridea Hermes Business Birou 224, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

The Brăila bridge, the world’s largest suspension bridge under construction

ISOLFIN will participate in the construction of the Brăila suspension bridge over the Danube river in Romania. With a total length of 1,975 meters and a main span of 1,120 meters, it is the world’s largest suspension bridge under construction and, once completed, it will be the  third longest suspension bridge in Europe.

ISOLFIN participates in support of Fincantieri Infrastructure supplying services of painting and isolation. The facility will employ about 200 people for the construction and assembly of the 79 blocks of the steel deck, for a total of 20,000 tons.  The entire project is being built at an estimated cost of € 433 million, cofinanced by the government of Romania and the European Union.

This project is highly strategic for the Eastern European sector and for ISOLFIN, it will be an important reference of the quality of our work that only few companies can boast.

Active Air Sanitation

INDUCT, AP 500 and AS 200 are solutions designed for the indoor environments remediation from microbial agents, viruses, molds, allergens and odors; these are devices that use PCO technology for the continuous sanitization of air, environments and surfaces.

Induct is a device that can be installed directly inside the all-air ventilation system that guarantees continuous and active sanitization of the indoor environment. Depending on the characteristics of the system (flow rate, duct dimensions, rooms, etc. …), the number and size of the devices to be installed will be estimated.

In fact, Induct is available in the cuts expressed in sq ft (square feet) of the surface of the environment to be treated: 500 – 750 – 2000 – 5000 – 10000. The Ozone generator is integrated in the PCO cell. The air conditioning project is required for the estimate.

Portable device with integrated ventilation system. AP 500 allows the sanitation of spaces up to 500 sq ft (square feet), or approximately 46 sq m. It is a one-size product.

Main product features:

  • 220 V power supply or 12/24 V network with inverter (not included). Estimated consumption: 13 W
  • ON / OFF switch
  • Dimensions: 15,5 x 30 x 10 cm

Weight: 1.3 kg

Equipped with an integrated ventilation system, AS 200 allows you to sanitize up to 3000 sq ft (square feet), or approximately 279 sq m.

It is a one-size product. Main features:

  • 220 V power Estimated consumption: 70 W
  • Adjustable ventilation fan and remote control
  • AWAY mode for «super sanitization» with Ozone
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x 23 x 30.5 cm
  • Weight: 4.6 kg

 

The PCO technology

The PCO (PhotoCatalytic Oxidation) technology, was produced in the mid-90s by NASA for the sanitization of environments intended for aerospace missions.

The technology imitates and reproduces what occurs in nature through photocatalysis: this process, thanks to the combined action of UV rays from the sun, moisture present in the air and some noble metals present in nature, generates oxidizing ions capable of destroy most pollutants and toxic substances.

The photochemical reaction that is generated therefore allows to destroy polluting substances, in particular bacteria, viruses, molds, allergens and odors, with a natural active principle.

The PCO technology of the products, uses the combined action of a special UV bulb rays and a catalyst structure consisting of a metal alloy with a honeycomb matrix, mainly composed of TiO2 (titanium dioxide) and other noble metals.

 

The picture below exemplifies the operation process of photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) technology.

 

  • The air flow laden with humidity, carried by the ventilation system, passes through the module composed of the metal alloy
  • A photochemical oxidation reaction starts thanks to the action of a high intensity UV lamp, producing hydroxyl radicals (OH) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
  • Bacteria and pollutants decomposition through oxidation reactions and virus inactivation increasing the oxygen level
  • Spreading into the surrounding environment and depositing on the surfaces, hydrogen peroxide allows the safe, effective and complete sanitization of the surfaces of the ducts, of the air and, by fall, also of the surfaces of the treated rooms and any fabrics.

 

Why «active sanitation»?

The proposed active sanitization system differs from passive sanitization systems (traditional filtration, classic ionization, germicidal lamps) in that, thanks to the oxidizing agents generated by PCO technology, there is a sanitizing effect not only at the point where the device is installed but also on the surfaces of the environment affected by the air flow and in the entire aeraulic circuit.

It’s possible to install our products both in the A.H.U. that in the ducts of the all-air system downstream of the fan, so that the air flow invests and passes correctly through the unit

 

 

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Products for air sanitation are offered in partnership with Saba Technology Srl

Enipower, Saras and Poste Italiane choose ISOLFIN® to sanitize their workplaces from Covid-19

Rome, 18 March 2020 – ISOLFIN®, a leader in the services sector for the largest petrochemical groups, shipbuilders, and the refining and energy sectors, has been chosen to sanitize the work places of Enipower SpA (Ravenna headquarters), Saras SpA (Cagliari headquarters) and Poste Italiane (offices of Piemonte, Lombardia, Toscana, Abruzzo e Umbria) from Covid-19.

The project started on Sunday, March 15, 2020, and is ongoing during the coronavirus pandemic.

ISOLFIN® CEO Marco Nori said: “EniPower and Saras care about the safety of their staff.  According to WHO, the virus can remain active on surfaces up to several days and the safety of the working environment is crucial to stop the contagion. Coronavirus is an emergency: we must respond quickly but also effectively and professionally.  ISOLFIN® is very experienced in the sanitation of the working environments and we follow carefully the recommendations of WHO.”

ISOLFIN®, has extensive experience in the sanitation of the working environment and follows carefully the sanitation recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Email press@isolfin.com or visit  www.isolfin.com

Reference: World Health Organization. (2020). Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19: technical brief, 03 March 2020 (No. WHO/2019-NcOV/IPC_WASH/2020.1). World Health Organization.