Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Groundbreaking protection for rudders and running gear

Over the last few months a number of vessels have had their rudders and thruster tunnels coated with Ecoshield at shipyards in China, Romania, Turkey, the U.S.A. and France.

These include several container vessels, vehicle carriers, a passenger vessel and an oceanographic research vessel. The applications will protect the rudders against cavitation and corrosion damage for the remainder of their entire service lives.

Cavitation tests in a flow channel, carried out in France, have confirmed that Ecoshield performs extremely well, even under severe cavitation. The coating will prevent corrosion damage from reoccurring on an existing ship or can protect the rudder(s) of a newbuild vessel against cavitation and corrosion damage for the life of the vessel. Ecoshield is guaranteed for ten years. No repainting is needed during future dockings.

Ecoshield is not only suited for rudders. The coating also offers full and lasting protection for thrusters, azimuth thrusters, azipods, thruster nozzles, kort nozzles, thruster tunnels and other underwater ship gear which needs the best possible protection against corrosion and cavitation damage.

Examples of the amazing results obtained with Ecoshield can be found here, here and here. You can give the rudders and running gear of your vessels the same lifelong protection. Contact us for more information.

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