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Keywords Corrintec, Cathodic protection, Organizational restructuring
Corrintec Ltd, the British specialists in marine and industrial cathodic protection, have embarked on a programme of restructuring which will focus resources on core areas of the business.
For the Winchester-based company which has been a member of the Catheico Group since 1995, the strategy carries forward plans which it believes will secure its future in specialised areas of corrosion protection.
This encompasses ICCP hull protection systems for naval vessels and fast ferries, industrial corrosion protection and subsea pipeline cathodic protection surveys.
"The aim is to focus on what the company does best, ensuring that customers have access to world leading technical expertise, supported by first class design and engineering services", said Philip Smale, Corrintec's general manager.
In the marine sector, Corrintec has been highly successful in corrosion protection systems for the new generation of high speed ferries. With a record of installations worldwide, it claims to be at the leading edge of technology in the protection of hull surfaces surrounding water jet propulsion units and thruster tunnels on steel and aluminium hulled craft.
This stems from a background of experience in the military sector where Corrintec equipment has been used on the complete series of Royal Naval Type 23 Frigates as well as numerous warships, fast patrol craft and auxiliary vessels for navies around the world.
In another highly specialised area - subsea pipeline cathodic protection surveys - Corrintec have carried out more than 23,000 kilometres of surveys in the last 20 years in offshore oilfields as far apart as Tierra del Fuego and the Sea of Japan. They continue to develop the most advanced survey software packages and have also recently strengthened their representation in Aberdeen, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia.
In industrial corrosion protection, Corrintec's experience stretches from desert pipelines to tank farms, jetties, drydocks and various other shore-line applications. Here the emphasis will be placed on work within the UK through the growing realisation of the value of corrosion protection techniques in safeguarding water mains, chemical pipelines and other industrial structures.
"Devising specialised solutions to customer's requirements is one of Corrintec's major strengths and the company's role in design and consultancy will assume greater importance in the years ahead. At the same time customers will have the advantage of a highly responsive engineering and service team", said Alan MacDonald, sales and operations director of the Catheico Group.