PENETRON Helps Keep Navy Ship-Shape

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Using PENETRON crystalline technology, the renovation of the ship berths at the United States Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay was completed on time this month. PENETRON products are helping to ensure an impermeable and durable concrete structure for the repair of the storage tanks.

Pier-side view: Part of the Souda Bay marine infrastructure on Crete; concrete berths and PENETRON-treated storage tanks are positioned to the left of the photo.

Military construction standards demand a very high level of performance and durability. We’re proud of our record of successful military installations around the world. It underlines the durability and value of our PENETRON technology.

Using PENETRON crystalline technology, the renovation of the ship berths at the United States Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay was completed on time this month. PENETRON products are helping to ensure an impermeable and durable concrete structure for the repair of the storage tanks.

Located on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete, the NSA Souda Bay is part of the Hellenic Air Force Base at Souda Chania. This installation provides support to naval ships, aircraft, detachments, and personnel for both the U.S. Navy and NATO allies.

The harbor and berthing facility for naval ships are a central part of the NSA Souda Bay facility. In addition to the concrete ship berths, a key component of this support infrastructure is a network of marine storage tanks – both large and small – that were greatly corroded from salt water and oil and fuel residues from the ships.

“The tanks were in bad shape and urgently needed to be rebuilt,” explains Theodor Mentzikofakis, General Director of PENETRON Hellas. “The project contractor, Stouraitis Technical Company, specified a combination of PENETRON materials to ensure durable tanks.”

Once the tanks were properly cleaned, PENETRON crystalline slurry was applied with a high pressure spray gun. All cracks were filled with PENECRETE MORTAR and then grouted to permanently seal all seams. The entire surface was treated with a final layer of PENETRON to ensure an impermeable surface resistant to corrosive liquids and petroleum-based products. The total surface of the ship berthing tanks treated with PENETRON crystalline materials was about 6,000 m2 (66,000 square feet). Once completed, the project met all NATO standards, with U.S. military approval.

“Military construction standards demand a very high level of performance and durability,” adds Robert Revera, President and CEO of The PENETRON Group. “We’re proud of our record of successful military installations around the world. It underlines the durability and value of our PENETRON technology.”

The PENETRON Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.

For more information on PENETRON waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com or Facebook(dot)com/ThePenetronGroup, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com, or contact the Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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