Press Release: Our Member NAFTOSOL LTD. Introduces the Use of Robotic Ultra-High Pressure Hydroblasting Systems.

Ultra-High Pressure Hydroblasting using Robots in Piraeus.

The well-known ship repair and maintenance company NAFTOSOL Ltd. (, consistent with its basic principle of incorporating and using innovative solutions and ideas, a principle that has been faithfully followed for 30 years, introduces the use of robotic ultra-high pressure hydroblasting systems.

These robotic systems have been extensively used for a long time by NAVALINK Srl. ( based in Constanta, Romania, which is also run by the founder of NAFTOSOL, Mr. ThanasisPirinis.

Specifically, NAVALINK has used COMBIJET’s ( Robotic systems in 6 major hydroblasting projects so far, all with unparalleled success with excellent results.

Mr. Pirinis, based on the results of these works carried out in Romania, decided to transfer the same technology to Greece through NAFTOSOL.

Commenting on this positive development, Mr. Pirinis states:

“Having as our principle the continuous monitoring of technological developments and the renewal of our equipment, we started a new partnership with COMBIJET, adding to our services the ultra-high pressure robotic systems, up to 2,500 bar – similar to SA2 sandblasting. These robotic systems operate on every flat metal surface of the ship regardless of their position and slope (horizontal, inclined, vertical and inverted). The final result after the completion of the blasting process is proven to be of the highest quality, economically competitive and absolutely environmentally friendly”.

In detail, the advantages of hydroblasting with these robotic systems used by NAFTOSOL and NAVALINK are as follows:

– Excellent result due to small & stable blasting distance.

– No scaffolding required.

– Fast completion of project.

– Possibility of blasting alongside other repair works.

– Zero cleaning cost in case of sandblasting.

– Safe operation due to remote control.

– Minimum labor costs.

– Friendly process to the environment.

For more information on ultra-high pressure robotic hydroblasting, do not hesitate to contact NAFTOSOL’s Technical Department at

For and on behalf of NAFTOSOL Ltd.,

George Pirinis BSc. MSc.

Mechanical Engineer – Business Finance

Marketing Department

(+ 30) 6973 699061