Over recent months the rudders and bow thruster tunnels of several types of vessels were given an Ecoshield protective coating at yards in China, Singapore, Japan, Denmark, Estonia, Turkey and Germany. A number of container vessels, vehicle carriers and ferries were treated. The applications will protect the rudders against cavitation and corrosion damage for the remainder of the vessels’ 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.
Subsea Industries ay Ecoshield is guaranteed for ten years with no repainting is needed during future dockings.