New old partnership

We are pleased to announce that we are also setting foot in South Korea to conquer the offshore wind market with our sustainable anti-corrosion solution.

In South Korea we enter into a partnership with well-known partner; HAEDONG METAL CO. LTD. They have been our agent in the maritime market for more than ten years. They are now going to expand their territory into the Offshore Wind market. We are very pleased that HAEDONG will now also represent our sustainable alternative to traditional protection.

The South Korean Offshore Wind market is young and eager to learn. The Korean market is open to the knowledge and experiences from Europe in the field of Offshore Wind. HAEDONG’s experience in cathodic protection is second to none. Combined with CORROSION’s expertise and our global manufacturing locations, we believe this will give us the strongest possible construction to serve the South Korean market.

Protecting Poland

We are proud to announce a new international partnership to further expand our reach and sustainable journey in the Offshore Wind and Maritime market. This time we set foot in Poland where we entered into a partnership with the men from CO-MADE. “Due to the enormous potential and developments in Offshore Wind in the Baltic States and the existing maritime repair possibilities for ships, CORROSION has decided to also collaborate with this local specialist in Poland,” says Manager Offshore Wind Niels Ros.

“The Polish offshore wind market promises enormous growth in the coming years, says Bogusz Pniewski of CO-MADE. “In 2030, a supply of 5.9 GW of green energy is expected. That calls for collaboration with experienced partners who ensure environmentally friendly technologies.”

“CO-MADE has many years of experience in project management and is very active in the offshore wind industry,” said Niels. “With the reinforcement of CO-MADE, we expect to give a boost to our sustainable ICCP system in Poland to protect foundations against corrosion. In addition, our new sustainable anti-fouling solution, the UV-C Cooler, fits perfectly into the Baltic retrofit market. Major ship owners have found the way to CORROSION to replace their existing fleet with the UV-C Cooler. We consider Poland to be a very strategic point for this product as well.”

“As forerunners in the renewable energy sector in Poland, we are creating business connections for the offshore wind and marine market,” said Bogusz. “Our team provides business matching, project management and other support to ensure quality levels within the required delivery schedule. We are very pleased to support CORROSION’s activities in Poland. The combination of CO-MADE’s knowledge of the Polish market and CORROSION’s experience as market leaders in sustainable protection against fouling and corrosion should be a successful combination.” “Successful together” and “Steel going strong” have a new meaning.”

Let’s make wind truly sustainable

Our resolution for the new year remains unchanged: let’s make wind truly sustainable. Few people realize that many wind farms above water are much more environmentally friendly than below. Like all metal structures in marine environments, wind turbine foundations are susceptible to corrosion.

There is still so much to gain that we continue to spread this message and make people aware of the huge difference in pollution between the traditional protection of foundations against corrosion and a 21st century sustainable solution such as ICCP. Not to mention the difference in footprint that both applications leave behind. In addition, the operating costs are ultimately even lower than with the traditional method.

By helping the industry embrace sustainable solutions we believe can make wind turbines as clean and sustainable as the energy they produce.

Our CCO Bart Wessels is so convinced of this mission and the solution we have for it, that he himself takes the floor in this video to tell you exactly what the difference is, what the consequences are and what we can do for you.

Watch the video here

Offshore Wind UK

Time for a proper introduction of our new agent Patrick Rabindran CEng from MCPL and the UK offshore wind market. Patrick is a specialist in cathodic protection and will represent us in the UK with offshore wind.
Manager Offshore Wind Niels Ros: ‘The English market is mature but eager to learn. The basis comes from the well-known oil and gas sector and has developed over the years into a real sector of its own. The knowledge and experience available in the UK is unprecedented. But despite years of experience, the UK is open to new developments.
Take, for example, the ICCP system, which surprisingly for many is relatively young, new and unknown. Traditionally, standard sacrificial anodes were used. Now that sustainability is the desired and unavoidable way to the go, the application of environmentally friendly technology is even more important.
With our new partner we contribute to this development and technology. In addition, Patrick brings years of experience in the field of cathodic protection. We as CORROSION cannot offer the English market a better combination.’

New agent Malaysia

We are excited to introduce a new CORROSION agent, expanding our network and service even further. The person behind MSC Maritime Services is no stranger to us. He is our valued colleague and agent of SC Flow Technology in Singapore, Sam Choy. The market in- and around Malaysia is growing and has a lot of potential. We are pleased that Sam will help us serve the market there and that we are even more accessible to our (potential) customers with our products and services.

Sam introducing his new company:

“MSC MARITIME SERVICES is a local sales and service representative for one of the best in the world of valve manufacturer (Ghibson, Italy), Tank Vent Valve (John Gjerde, Norway), Automation System Integrator (LEVEL Group, Norway), ICAF (MGPS) & ICCP system (CORROSION, Netherlands) and our partner SATI (Italy), GPE (USA), Prosave (KOREA).

We offer a full range of instrumentation, advice, repair and services, as well as spare parts for diaphragm pumps. These products support our extensive local (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia) and international customer base, including new construction, upgrades and retrofits in the marine, offshore, oil & gas and general industry.

Our key to success is competitive pricing with high product quality. We also work tirelessly around the clock 24/7 to ensure your needs are met fully and in a timely manner. This commitment to provide the highest quality products and services has earned us many long-term partnerships across industries.”

Press release – CORROSION and ProCon announce new strategic partnership

CORROSION and ProCon today announced a new strategic partnership to enhance their Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system offering to customers around the world.

By teaming up, CORROSION and ProCon will be able to better serve customers through a larger combined network of local offices to offer local content and local know-how, together with providing more detailed technical information about their ICCP systems.

“CORROSION is delighted to announce that it is partnering with ProCon,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION. “We are proud to be the world’s leading provider of ICCP systems for wind turbines, and share ProCon’s focus on sustainability. By teaming up with ProCon, we will be able to draw on one another’s considerable experience and expertise, which will mean even better ICCP solutions and service levels for our many customers.”

“We are excited to be partnering with CORROSION, a company with which we have a long-standing working relationship,” said Thomas Padfield, Head of Brand & Brand Development. “By working closer together, we will be able to offer greater value for our customers in terms of quality, transparency, efficiency, interface minimization and cost competitiveness. What’s more, this partnership will enable us to support larger and more sustainable solutions across the world.”

The partnership builds on a strong joint track record, with CORROSION and ProCon already having worked together on ICCP systems for over 500 wind turbine foundations worldwide.

For more information, please visit CORROSION at Electric City 2021 in Copenhagen [at stands C2-A1 and E D-54 respectively]. Which runs from 23 to 25 November 2021. Alternatively, contact Niels Ros nros@corrosion.nl or Thomas Padfield tsp@procon.as.

 

Notes to editors

The partnership brings together two leaders in their respective fields.

CORROSION is an internationally recognized leader in anti-corrosion and anti-fouling solutions based in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands. In 2007, CORROSION was the first company in the world to utilize Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) technology to protect turbine foundations. It continues to be the market leader, supplying over 3,000 ICCP systems worldwide, helping to protect wind turbines everywhere from Europe to North America and Asia.

ProCon is an international ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and UN SDG certified company that specializes in providing high-quality electrical and technical solutions to the global renewable industry, both onshore and offshore.

Electric City 2021

We are delighted to inform you that CORROSION will be attending Electric City in Copenhagen from 23 to 25 November, 2021.

The timing of the event could not be better, only days after the COP26 climate change conference, with the need for truly sustainable energy never higher on the global agenda.

CORROSION is proud to support the offshore wind sector. Our team and partnerships are continuing to grow and expand, and our ICCP systems now help protect wind farms across the world – from Europe, to North America and Asia.

We are especially excited that Electric City will be the first time that we showcase our unique ICCP-POD in Denmark. Developed together with Amphibious Energy, the ICCP-POD not only represents environmentally friendly means to protect turbine foundations during construction, but also delivers considerable cost savings. Furthermore, we are looking forward to announcing another strategic partnership at the exhibition in Copenhagen on 23 November.

As a company that puts so much emphasis on providing a truly personal service for all our customers, we are looking forward to having the opportunity to see friends old and new face to face again at the CORROSION stand C2-A1.

We hope to see you next week. For any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact!

 

Europort 2021

On behalf of everyone at CORROSION, we are very pleased to invite you to come and visit the CORROSION team at Europort 2021 at Rotterdam Ahoy, from the 2nd to the 5th of November.

As a company that puts so much emphasis on providing a truly personal service for all our customers, we are absolutely delighted to being able to see friends old and new face to face again

Despite the pandemic posing all sorts of challenges, the last two years have been an exciting period for CORROSION, as we have continued to grow and expand– both in terms of where we operate globally, and the range of innovative new products and services we offer today. 

We are particularly pleased that Europort gives us an opportunity to showcase our unique UV-C cooler, which we developed together with Philips, Boluda Offshore and Multraship. For us, it represents the ultimate in anti-fouling solutions, as it is sustainable and offers 24/7 protection at great value. With the test phases now complete, it has already proven very popular with our customers, and we would be delighted to explain the features to all interested parties in person.

This year will see our largest presence yet at Europort, both in terms of our team and the CORROSION stand. It certainly should not be hard to find us. Our stand will feature a bar where we can share a drink or two and have a bite to eat, and an air hockey table for a little light entertainment!

We hope to see you next week. For any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Stand 7204 in hall 7
Register for a free visit here www.europort.nl

Press release – CORROSION expands offshore wind operations in the United Kingdom and South Korea

CORROSION has announced that it is bolstering its presence in key markets in the offshore wind energy sector with the appointment of dedicated agents to serve the United Kingdom and South Korean markets.

Both Patrick Rabindran and Stanley Seo are highly experienced and respected in the cathodic protection sector in the UK and South Korea respectively. Their appointments come at a time of rapid growth in the demand for sustainable energy from offshore wind farms, with these two markets already ranking among the world leaders.

“CORROSION is proud of its reputation as a partner with a truly global reach and local expertise,” said Bart Wessels, Chief Commercial Officer of CORROSION. “I’m delighted that Patrick and Stanley are joining our team to help further expand our operations in the United Kingdom and South Korea. Through their work, we will be able to help companies in these important markets become more eco-friendly thanks to our unique Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems.”

“The offshore wind farms of tomorrow are set to dwarf those of today,” said Patrick Rabindran. “I’m therefore excited to be working with CORROSION to support UK-based energy companies protect their vital infrastructure.”

“I’m very happy to be working with CORROSION’s wind team,” said Stanley Seo. “CORROSION’s ICCP solutions and service are unrivalled, and I look forward to helping to communicate CORROSION’s Steel Going Strong message to wind companies in South Korea.”

Iron Eating Bacteria

With great interest we followed the news that is currently being shared on various media platforms about ‘iron-eating’ bacteria found in the Gent-Terneuzen canal. The highly aggressive nature of this process, known as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC), has attracted the attention of corrosion scientists and microbiologists around the world for decades.

This is something that CORROSION and in particular our in-house research laboratory are also aware of and have been investigating. In 2016, on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat and FL B.V., we completed a contracted study into accelerated corrosion on sheet piles, also in the Gent-Terneuzen canal. Our conclusions in 2016 similarly leaned towards the involvement of microbial processes in the accelerated corrosion found on these sheet piles, especially those at the Belgian/Dutch border.

While it is challenging to completely eliminate the problem, especially in open water, there are mitigating options available that can be beneficial to at least get it under control. We look forward to working with stakeholders to get to the root of this issue, but most importantly to find solutions to this problem, using our research capabilities and the many years of experience with corrosion protection methods.