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Irwin Marine Services completed their first major order of PE lined pipes for a client at Yiu Lian Dockyards Shekou; initial order being for over 100 PE lined seawater pipes on tight 72 hour deadlines. A technical presentation of the pipe refurbishment and coating process including pictures may be found at:


Technical Director, David Schaus pointed out that: “Speed has always been the primary issue when coating or refurbishing pipes during dockings – at Irwin Marine Services we are the first company able to provide PE coated pipes and refurbished pipes fast enough to meet a typical docking timeline.”

“As the premier dockyard in Southern China, Yiu Lian Dockyards is moving into higher value added work within the oil and Gas and LNG markets.  Irwin Marine Services was able to over 100+ high-quality PE pipe coating with a 72-hour turn-around.  Yiu Lian Dockyards are upping their game by the help of Irwin Marine Services providing superior coating products that meet the tightest docking deadlines.,”, stated Irwin Marine’s Technical Director, David Schaus.

The process for custom built PE lining of pipes requires specialized coating ovens able to evenly melt a 2-10mm thick layer of PE to the inside of pipes. A major advantage of the rotational lining process is pipes of nearly any shape and size are perfectly lined with a thick seamless lining.

This lining has superior anti-corrosion characteristics equal to glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) pipes but at a fraction of the price plus the structural advantages of steel pipes.

Schaus said, “Our engineers worked around the clock to meet the tight delivery deadlines and because of their hard work, we succeeded on deadlines that other companies said were impossible.”

In addition to Yiu Lian Dockyards, Irwin Marine Services has provided their PE coated products to quality conscious customers like Maersk, CMA CGM, JPO Oltman and Hammonia Reederei.


To learn more, please contact
David Schaus

Technical Director, Irwin Marine Services


+852 5128 3422