May 13, 2015
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Zentech’s President Ramesh Maini announced today that the Company has been awarded a contract to perform a comprehensive inspection and evaluation of the hull steel for the Naval Aircraft Carrier Sao Paulo, as part of the Brazilian Navy’s upgrade of this flagship vessel.
Zentech will perform the work using the patented methodology of its ZAIMSTM (Zentech’s Asset Integrity Management SolutionTM) system to assist the Brazilian Navy in assessing the sea-worthiness of the vessel’s hull. The initial work involves corrosion inspection, condition evaluation and detailed analysis of the carrier’s hull integrity, including the creation of 3D models to accurately map the results of the vessel’s hull gauging for further detailed analytical work, and ultimately providing recommendations regarding steel replacement. Beyond Phase One, Zentech will provide ongoing assistance to the Navy through a five-year maintenance support contract.
James Cook, Managing Director of Zentech do BrasilTM in Rio de Janeiro, said the work will be primarily performed by personnel from the Rio facility, augmented by other Zentech offices as needed. Zentech is currently performing similar work for Life Enhancement on a number of offshore drilling rigs for major drilling contractors, and has recently completed similar work for 63 PEMEX production platforms.
Zentech is a Houston based marine engineering and naval architecture consulting firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. The Company has a thirty-five year history of providing innovative engineering solutions, and employs a professional staff approaching 200 in six international locations.
Zentech’s expertise encompasses design, engineering, construction and project management for upgrades, modifications, conversions and new-builds for the following product categories: dynamically positioned semi-submersibles, drillships, jackup drilling units, barges, fixed offshore platforms, floating production systems, risers and pipelines, as well as conventional ship-shape vessels.