Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and CORROSION have recently signed a contract for the cathodic protection system for the Combat Support Ship (CSS) to be delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN).
The so-called impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system has been designed in close deliberation with DSNS and is based on the contract specification for the CSS. This, in turn, is based on the system installed on board the Joint Support Ship (JSS) Karel Doorman. The system, intended for the corrosion protection of the external hull of the ship, is an automatic controlled system that adapts itself to the circumstances where the vessel operates. It is equipped with ICCP power control units connected to the management system to provide direct control and read-outs. Moreover, the ICCP system is divided into several individual operating modules to meet optimum corrosion protection performance.
CORROSION, headquartered in the small town of Moerkapelle, north of Rotterdam, has grown into an internationally recognised specialist in creative, sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions in corrosion and fouling protection. With around 80 employees in total, CORROSION has offices in Germany, Vietnam and China, and 36 agents representing the Dutch company worldwide. The company not only designs, manufactures and maintains cathodic protection systems, but also has an on-site laboratory, where extensive and various research is conducted into corrosion and fouling-related issues. For example, in an exclusive cooperation with Philips, CORROSION has developed a non-chemical alternative solution for the prevention of marine growth.
Damen and CORROSION have a long history together. Not only with DSNS, but also with various companies of the Damen Shipyards Group worldwide. For DSNS, CORROSION has designed and supplied cathodic protection systems for almost all the vessels built by DSNS in the last twenty years.