CORROSION has been contracted to deliver cathodic protection system for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new Combat Support Ship (CSS).

A contract has been signed with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system.

The ICCP system was designed in collaboration with DSNS and meets the CSS contract specification. It is based on the system fitted on the Joint Support Ship (JSS) Karel Doorman.

The system is expected to provide protection to the external hull of the ship from corrosion. It is an automatic controlled system that can adapt to the circumstances.

It features ICCP power control units linked to the management system to deliver direct control and read-outs.

The system is also made of different individual operating modules, which help to adhere to the optimum corrosion protection performance.

Headquartered in Moerkapelle, Rotterdam in Amsterdam, CORROSION provides solutions for corrosion and fouling protection.

CORROSION and DSNS have partnered together over the past two decades. The former has provided cathodic protection systems for almost all the vessels constructed by DSNS.

In September, GE’s Power Conversion business signed a contract with DSNS to provide an energy management and electric propulsion package for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s CSS.

In July this year, DSNS selected Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) to install communication systems in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s CSS.