Environmental Sector

Over 20 years Safinah has worked with a range of clients to develop an understanding of the needs of the market sectors we serve and the environmental and H&S risks they face. Our focus on the environmental impact of various activities in the maritime, yacht, energy and infrastructure and coatings technology sectors ​enables us to provide the most focused expertise to our clients in helping them meet these challenges and has led to several emerging disruptive solutions.

Our team can undertake a range of environmental impact studies and complex studies on the impact of coatings on emissions, translocation of invasive species as well as regulatory changes and the challenges they pose our clients.

Environmental services offer

Safinah Group can provide the following key services:

  • Assessment of fouling prevention technology performance – based on the assessment of the outcomes of over 200 dry-docking surveys per year and tracking of changes in product selection.
  • Functional coating specification and product selection to minimize through life maintenance, repair costs, and effort
  • Development of emission scenario forecasts and reports
  • Reformulation of coatings to eliminate harmful substances
  • Coating activity audits at newbuild and repair facilities to identify opportunities for the reduction on HS&E
  • R&D activities to provide better understanding of the environmental impact of coatings at new construction and in operation
  • Regulatory reviews and environmental impact studies
  • Identification/development of alternative disruptive technology to give clients a competitive edge.

Some of our Clients

Government and international bodies

  • CEPE
  • OECD
  • Chinese Government
  • German Ministry of the Environment
  • UK Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers Association
  • National Shipbuilding Research Program (USA)

Disruptive technologies

  • Philips
  • Jansen
  • I-Tech


  • Vosper ThorneyCroft
  • GD Nassco

EU funded R&D Projects

  • EnviroMar
  • COATING (Cost-effective Mechanism for the Extension of Coating Life Span On Board Merchant Ships)
  • MESA (Maritime Europe Strategy Action)
  • BIOCOATS (Bioinspired Coatings for Antifouling Applications Towards Marine Structures)
  • BESST (Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies)
  • ECOPAINT (Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Coatings for Ships)
  • ECODOCK (Environmentally Friendly Coatings for Ship Building and Ships in Operation)
  • SMARTYards (Developing Smart Technologies for Productivity Improvement of European Small and Medium Sized Shipyards)
  • MAPO (Enhancing Research and Development Projects to find Solutions to Struggle against various Marine Pollutions)
  • Through Life (Development and Proof of New Approaches for Through Life Management Based on Next Generation of Materials and Production Technology)

    Safinah Group actively participates in initiatives promoting sustainable practices and is a proud member of:

    Fit 4 Offshore Renewables Logo Green Award Incentive Provider Marine Energy Wales Logo British Marine

    Talk to one of our environmental experts today on +44 1670 519 900 or email the environmental team at green@safinah-group.com