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A Peaceful Holiday to all our Customers

As the year draws to a close, Cathodic Protection Co Ltd would like to thank all our clients for your continued support, and wish you all a peaceful holiday. Our offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December at 3pm GMT, reopening on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
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Indonesia continues to be a thriving market for Cathodic Protection Co Ltd, with CP Engineer Motaz Abbas spending time in the country commissioning Cuprion anti-fouling equipment.

The work is being carried out at the two new 30 MW coal fired power stations at Amurang Village in the North Sulawesi Province. The contract, with client Deico Engineering Co Ltd, is for the supply and commissioning of three new anti-fouling systems for water intake channels. These are connected to the pump supplying cooling water for the power station condensers, each system protecting a flow rate of 7,200 m³/hr. The first two units of the plant were built in 2012 and used circulating fluidized bed combustion.

The contract came on the back of the supply of anti-fouling systems for the neighbouring PLTU 2 Sulawesi Utara 2 x 25 MW Steam Power Plant in 2010.
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CPCL Announces Partnership with Automa

Cathodic Protection Co Limited is always striving to improve its range of products and services to meet the increasing demands of its clients.

Over the years several important relationships have been formed with key suppliers in the cathodic protection industry. These companies are typically ‘best in class’ and include leading brands such as De Nora, American Innovations, Rustrol, Dehn and Platt Brothers. To this end Cathodic Protection Co Ltd is very pleased to announce its partnership with Automa SRL from Ancona in Italy, which has been providing remote monitoring and control solutions for 30 years, with over 16,000 units in service worldwide.

Automa offer a range of remote monitoring devices under their Goliah brand. These devices can be installed in test posts and in transformer rectifiers, where the option of remote control of the rectifier is also possible. The Goliah is part of an integrated solution from Automa which includes custom software allowing easy analysis and reporting of cathodic protection data. The software and data can be hosted remotely by Automa, or locally on a client server as the client prefers.

CPCL Managing Director, Rob Holden, is delighted with the new agreement with Automa. “What sets Automa apart is the increased functionality compared to existing products on the market. The Goliah unit logs 86,000 data samples every day but only sends back a simple summary of the maximum, minimum, and average readings. This is all the CP engineer needs to know if everything is OK. However, if the summary suggests a problem, the CP engineer can remotely download all the data and see exactly what is happening. This allows a whole range of issues, such as AC interference, DC traction problems, telluric currents and so on, to be identified, and exactly when any issues occurred.

“Installing a corrosion coupon with a Goliah unit also allows real time instant off measurements to be recorded, all day and every day. Again, this is a massive benefit for the CP engineer who no longer needs to use on potentials to gauge if his pipeline is protected. Experience in Europe has shown that using this approach allows Transformer Rectifier outputs to be reduced, saving energy and extending the lives of anodes and groundbeds.”

Marketing materials are already being produced to promote the new and exciting range of products. CPCL will provide marketing and technical support for UK clients from its Grantham facility.

For more information on the Automa range of Remote Monitoring and Control solutions please contact cpc@cathodic.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)1476 590666.
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PCL Looks to Capitalise on The Growth of Offshore Windfarms

As the world attempts to become greener and more fuel efficient, offshore windfarms seem to be rising from the waters around the coastlines of Europe.

Wind power has become big business, with over a million jobs created by the end of 2015 in the industry, and 314,000 wind turbines in operation. Although China leads the world in this renewable energy source with nearly 50% of the world’s wind turbines, there are over 3,500 offshore wind turbines around Europe’s coastline. This represents a huge opportunity for specialist engineering companies such as Cathodic Protection Co Ltd.

Understanding these opportunities, CPCL is investing in training. CP Engineer Alessandro Bonetti has already completed offshore training for windfarms, and this week he and Sales Manager Ed Sparks are attending the 3rd International Conference on Corrosion Protection for Offshore Wind in Bremen, Germany.

Ed Sparks is excited by future prospects for the industry. “There has been a massive growth in renewable energy over recent years, and there is a huge opportunity for the company to capitalise on the investment in offshore windfarms.”

And with over $109 billion having been invested in the industry globally, we can expect the growth to continue.
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ADMA-OPCO Relationship Continues on the Umm Lulu & NASR Fields

CPCL’s working relationship with ADMA-OPCO on the giant Umm Lulu and Nasr Field Development Projects continues through contractors Pentair and SPP, with the supply of six Cuprion anti-fouling systems for fire water and jockey pumps for Umm Lulu. The Cuprion systems consist of a removable anti-fouling electrode unit and strainer, as specified by the client ADMA-OPCO, and hazardous area-rated control equipment.

For the Nasr field, CPCL has recently supplied eight Cuprion anti-fouling systems for the sea water lift, fire water and jockey pumps on the NASR Field Development Project. Again consisting of a removable anti-fouling electrode unit and strainer, the Cuprion units also contain hazardous area-rated control equipment.

The Nasr Phase II Full Field Development Project, aimed at increasing the field's oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the existing capacity of 22,000bpd, is underway and is expected to conclude in the first half of 2019.

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As we move forward in 2017, the CPCL team reflected on some of our achievements in 2016 and, given the wide range of projects on which we’ve been working, we decided to share some highlights with you.

Our Field Services team has grown considerably, with five new members of staff added in the last 12 months. Large multi-year contracts were secured with major utility companies, establishing a healthy base for our maintenance and monitoring activities in the UK. The team also worked closely with the Environment Agency to inspect and maintain the CP system on the Thames Barrier lock gates in London. And beyond these shores the team has had a busy year, one of the highlights being a DCVG survey of a 209km pipeline in Madagascar, which took the intrepid technicians over mountain and jungle terrains!

The company’s commitment to staff training and development continued in 2016. Five of our team gained ICorr Level 1 CP Technician accreditation, and three achieved ICorr Level 2 CP Engineer certification. Our Senior CP Engineer Dan Marshall was also recertified at ICorr Level 3. CPCL is therefore well equipped to deal with the increasing demand from industry that only certified engineers should undertake maintenance work on critical assets in the oil and gas sector. And as we gain new customers and enter new markets, our engineers have also undertaken customer specific training. CP Engineer Alessandro Bonetti completed offshore training for windfarms, an important market that we are supplying with both cathodic protection and marine anti fouling systems. He joins two other engineers certified for offshore work.

Our Transformer Rectifier department recorded some significant achievements during the year. The new Switch Mode Power Supply was launched and has sold in large quantities. Customers looking for an economical power supply for low power applications have chosen this for projects large and small, new and upgrades, ranging from CP in concrete to anti-fouling systems. Another first for the company was the manufacture of power supplies for the electro chlorination industry. These large power supplies used pressurized air to maintain a safe environment inside the TR, allowing them to be certified for use in hazardous areas. The company also produced its largest transformer rectifier to date, a 1000A unit which is being used to protect the steel piling on a new loading dock in the UK. A consistent theme throughout the year was the increasing demand for Remote Monitoring and Control systems. CPCL’s in house software capability and ‘RMCS ready’ TR design means that this is a low cost option when purchasing a TR. Customers are increasingly choosing this as a way of reducing their maintenance costs.

The sales department has also had a busy year and has grown accordingly. With new markets being explored and serviced, visits have taken the sales team to distant destinations such as Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Australia, with the benefits of this investment quickly becoming apparent. And of course our Middle East team, based in Dubai, has found continued success with our CP design and material supply for many steel in concrete projects.

Cathodic Protection Co Ltd invests in its people, products and service. In doing so the company continues to grow, and with a successful year behind us we look forward to offering a first class service to our customers in 2017.
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Two New CPCL Flag Ships

With an ever growing Field Services team, Cathodic Protection Co Ltd has invested in two new all terrain vehicles for site work. The brand new Isuzu Yukon trucks will allow our engineers and technicians access to some of the most remote and rugged areas of the country.

Tom Pain, Field Services Project Co-ordinator, is delighted with the new vehicles. “With our increased workload and new technicians being brought on board, we needed to expand our fleet. And these tough trucks will take us anywhere we need to go for site works and installations.”

Like the other vehicles in the fleet, the two trucks are emblazoned with the CPCL logo, as well as the necessary high-visibility chevrons on the back. These increase the safety of the CPCL technicians when travelling or parked on roadsides across the UK.
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CPCL Demonstrating at the Structural Concrete Alliance

Cathodic Protection Co Ltd has been a strong supporter of the Structural Concrete Alliance over the years, and is delighted to announce that the company will be present at the popular Demonstration Day on 10th May at the Vinci Technology Centre, Leighton Buzzard.

The Structural Concrete Alliance (SCA) provides authoritative guidance on asset protection and repair, including the cathodic protection of steel and concrete structures.

Representing over 90 companies drawn nationally from contractors, manufacturers, distributors, consultants, test houses and equipment suppliers, the Alliance offers a single point of contact for major clients and a definitive source of information and advice for all involved in the repair, refurbishment and management of concrete infrastructure and the protection from corrosion of a wide range of structures.

CPCL will be demonstrating the latest technology we have developed, including our Switch Mode Power Supply for low powered applications. So if you are interested in attending, contact Emma Simmonds of the SCA directly on 01420 471619
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Scaling the Heights in Turkey

Over the years Cathodic Protection Co Ltd has worked in some spectacular locations. But few could have the fantastic views afforded by the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey.

The bridge, which crosses the Gulf of Izmit, is the fourth longest suspension bridge in the world and cuts three hours off a journey from Istanbul to the south of the country

Working closely with client Tuzla Gemi, CPCL has been providing ICCP systems and servicing to the bridge since 2014 to the caisson protection barriers. And earlier this year, on a site visit, our technicians scaled the heights of the towers and experienced some of the world’s most incredible views.

Which proves that CPCL will go to any length – or, in this case, height – to provide cathodic protection services to our client.
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Corrosion 2017 in the Deep South

Corrosion 2017, the industry’s largest exhibition and conference organised by NACE, has taken on a relaxed jazzy feel this year, as it moves to New Orleans in Louisiana. And as always CPCL is there not only to soak up the atmosphere but also to share some of our latest projects and innovations.

Sales Manager Stuart Martin and Field Services Project Co-ordinator Tom Pain have made the journey across the Atlantic to attend the event in the “Big Easy”. Stuart is an old hand at these events, but has been particularly looking forward to visiting New Orleans. “The event is a great opportunity to make new contacts, renew old acquaintances and put CPCL to the fore in the corrosion industry. But of course it’s always wonderful to visit new and exciting destinations.”

So on this last day of the event, be sure to take time to visit our stand, booth number 1445, and have a chat with Stuart and Tom and see how CPCL can help with your business or project.
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