A Royal Day Out – Naming of the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Jul 17, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The RRS Sir David Attenborough, built byCammell Laird for the British Antarctic Survey, is one of the world’s most advanced polar research vessels. Corroserve was asked to provide corrosion protection against seawater for a large number of seawater pipes due to be installed on the ship.

The pipespools and slip on flanges were delivered to the company’s Leeds workshopswhere after suitable preparation Corroglass600 was applied in multiple coats, using theAgmec internal pipe spaying method, to achieve the desired level of corrosion protection.

As a supplier to the ship Corroserve was giventhe opportunity to part sponsor the prestigiousroyal naming ceremony in September 2019.The event was attended by their Highnessesthe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sir David Attenboroughamongst manyother dignitaries,with the Duchessofficially namingthe ship.Corroserve was also awarded three VIP tickets to the event and a prize draw was heldto choose the two employees who would accompany Phil Watkinson, General Manager/Director on the day. The lucky winners were Brian Foran and John Cunningham who are pictured at the event with Phil and the High Sheriff of Merseyside;David Steer Esq QC DL