The world’s largest cattle ship has been coated with products supplied by Akzo Nobel.
The International brand’s Intershield® 300 coating has been used on the MV Rodolfo Mata, a 38,000m² livestock carrier which will transport cattle and sheep from a number of Australian ports to the Middle East and Gulf.
Capable of carrying 25,000 head of cattle in its 2,000 pens, the 14-deck vessel is fitted with a desalinization plant large enough to supply fresh water for full wash downs, producing more than 1,800 tons of fresh water per day.
It was converted from a container ship at the facilities of Pan United Shipyard in Singapore and eclipses the previous world’s largest livestock vessel—the Danny F II—which has a 16,000 capacity.
More than 60,000 liters of paint was used during the conversion process, which also included the application of Interbond® 808.
(Released: May 22, 2003)