It has been an interesting year for Box Coating as Coating Subject Matter Expert for the CrossWind HKN Offshore Wind project.
The project has almost passed the stages of design and construction for the primary and secondary steel and is now fully in progress with the offshore installation of the Monopiles, Boat Landings and Platforms (MAP and HOP).
The construction had taken place at several sites in the Netherlands (SIF at the Maasvlakte, Amicon in Sneek) and at Marketex in Tallin, Estonia and during regular visits the coating application and final coating performance was inspected.
It can be concluded that the corrosion protection for this project is in compliance with the objective to achieve minimum 25 years maintenance free for the primary and secondary steel structures.
This summer Box Coating started with the Box Coating cycling team. Cycling is a relaxing activity which can be executed along the interesting Dutch sceneries. We have a very good network of cycling routes and during my spare time I like to race with the cycling team along the roads.
It fits well with my strategy on renewable energy projects.
Besides cycling, the company is doing well:
As the NACE International, Corrosion Society and SSPC,
The Society for Protective Coatings have merged to form the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), also the NACE Certification has been changed.
My NACE Level 3 Coating Inspector certificate is now changed to the AMPP certification. The AMPP society will stand as a unified voice for the corrosion control and protective coatings industries. The AMPP Senior Certified Coatings Inspectors are recognized as experts in their field. They have expert knowledge in all areas of coating inspection including: surface preparation, coating types, inspection criteria, lab testing, and failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings.
These AMPP certified coating inspectors are used as independent source of knowledge related to all kind of different coating subjects.
A very Happy New Year!
The first year of Box Coating has been a success despite the Corona pandemic.
I have been providing consultancy services for several customers such as global paint manufacturers and coating suppliers for pipelines.
Coating inspection for vendor approval and qualification purposes have been executed for projects and customers at the locations of the customers. This includes steel structures such as valves, line pipe for the oil & gas industry, and steel structures for offshore wind projects.
A main activity is the role of Coating Subject Matter Expert for the Crosswind HKN offshore wind project. For some French offshore wind farms I have been involved in review of coating related documentation (specifications and ITP).
You can still contact me for consultancy and inspection jobs.
Last but not least: Box Coating is the official shirtsponsor of a local football team!