Southwest Shipyard has built a solid reputation with its customers for providing excellent abrasive blasting and coating applications on Marine Vessels. Southwest Shipyard’s dedication to its mission of high quality work has garnered virtually every major customer operating in the Texas gulf coast waters. With over 50 years of experience, Southwest assists these companies in achieving their corrosion protection goals by offering its surface preparation and coating expertise at our 4 facilities in the Houston / Galveston area. Notably, the blasting and painting operations at all 4 of our facilities are incorporated into our ISO 9001:2008 certified quality process.

All four (4) Southwest Shipyard facilities are capable of abrasive blasting and applying your choice of coating systems. We promote and support a clean and safe environment by using Copper Slag products in our Houston yards and recyclable steel grit at our Galveston yard.

Abrasive Blasting and Painting at the Channelview facility is done inside buildings or outside under total containment covers minimizing dust and fugitive emissions, while eliminating downtime due to bad weather conditions, thereby improving turnaround time.

At our Brady Island West facility, temporary shroud systems which totally enclose the barge during blasting and painting are used to reduce nuisance dust and overspray.

The fully enclosed blast and paint shop in Galveston provides environmentally safe, well protected and consistently stable conditions for blast and paint operations for Barge New Construction year around.

Southwest Shipyard is highly experienced applicator of all types of cargo tank linings. These linings range from zinc or epoxy linings to high temperature cured / baked on linings that are designed to carry any type of liquid chemicals. Our experienced crews can also apply the coating system of your choice in void compartments, ballast tanks and potable water tanks on all types of vessels.