Blastgreen win contract with USL StructureCare 

Norfolk based wet blast provider, Blastgreen, has secured a major contract to provide services at Intu Merry Hill shopping centre in the West Midlands.

The contract is with USL StructureCare (part of the USL Group) to wet blast 10,000sqm of steel columns back to steel ready for priming and fire protection paint in the 3 level car park at Intu Merry Hill shopping centre in Brierley Hill. 

The wet blast facilities are provided through Fendercare Marine’s subsidiary company Blastgreen who design, develop and manufacture wet blast cleaning equipment for sale, hire and service. Its wet blast machines do not use chemicals or toxic abrasives but instead use a combination of water and natural, environmentally friendly media - Olivine and Garnet. The water and media are combined and applied in minimum quantities ensuring the blast jet is easily contained, with a minimal dust cloud and very little waste.

The contract, scheduled to last approximately 6 weeks, is with USL Group’s StructureCare division, the UK’s leading provider of specialist repair, refurbishment and waterproofing services for multi-storey car park structures.

Blastgreen’s wet blast service has proved a popular and versatile addition to the Fendercare Marine portfolio of services. Blastgreen was originally purchased by the Group for use with boat builders and marinas due to its excellent performance coupled with its environmentally friendly “green” credentials. However, the versatility of the Blastgreen service soon became apparent with contracts being secured for wet blast facilities at airports, the London underground and for white line removal on the country's roads. Fendercare Subsea Services also uses wet blast facilities on many of its underwater operations – proving its effectiveness both above and below the water.