Cathelco to Provide Hull Corrosion Protection Systems for Egyptian Corvettes
The first of the Gowind 2500 corvettes will be built at DCNS Lorient, but the other three will be constructed in Alexandria with training and technical support provided by DCNS as part of a ‘technology transfer’ initiative.
With a length of 102 metres and a displacement of 2,600 tonnes, the Gowind corvettes represent the very latest in technological advances. The multi-mission combat vessels are equipped with air defence, land strike and ship to ship missiles, enabling them to carry out a range of missions from protection of sovereignty to combating terrorism and illegal trafficking.
The Cathelco impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems will safeguard the underwater surfaces of the vessels against corrosion throughout their operational life.
This is the latest in a series of projects where Cathelco have worked closely with DCNS to provide technically advanced systems which meet the most rigorous military standards.