Pilbara Ports Authority engaged Duratec to complete surface preparation and coating repairs to capstans, located at the Pilbara Port Authority Dampier Bulk Liquid Berth.


The scope included:

  • High pressure wash to remove residual contaminants.
  • Hand preparation of corroded locations to a minimum class St3 using a pneumatic surface preparation tool.
  • Preparation of remaining existing coatings by abrasive paper.
  • Application of a light coloured epoxy barrier coat to the bare steel locations.
  • Application of a coat of black acrylic polyurethane finish.


  • The works were carried out on an operating port facility during shipping breaks utilising Duratec’s experienced local crew.
  • Hand tool preparation was utilised for the works to accommodate stringent environmental restrictions in the operating port facility.
  • Duratec utilised our in-house local NACE inspection team for all QA/QC requirements.


  • Abrasive Blasting & Painting
  • High Performance Coatings

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