Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and their Joint Venture Partner Sohar Urea Industries Company had a problem that seemingly could not be resolved, April 2010. There urea fertilizer plant project in Sohar Oman had a failing salt water cooling channel that was failing. Contractors were tendering repairs that required a complete shut of the channel, which also requires a full plant shut, for a period of 45-60 days. Plant shutdowns cost the client USD $1 million per day in lost production revenues.
Nukote Coating Systems and their Japanese distributor Kanamori Company met with Mitsubishi in Yokohama Japan and proposed a repair solution that would require a shut of only 8 calendar days. The project was undertaken jointly through Nukote Coating Systems (Singapore), Kanmori Company (Japan) and SMTC (Oman), utilizing Nukote Applicators from the United Arab Emirates (Fameco and BDS) and specialist fast track management from Nukote Australia (Perth Australia) and was completed within the defined time frame.