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Exxon Mobil Oil Storage Tank

This floating crude-oil storage tank is located in an area called Fawley, one of Esso’s biggest refineries in the United Kingdom, which is actually south of Southampton on the south coast of England. On the pictures you can see the roof of an floating crude-oil storage tank project of Exxon Mobil, the photos show the true scale of the project.

The application of ZINGA was done in August of 2007, the oil storage tank has been blasted with a profile average of 75 µm. The application team really loved working with ZINGA after using epoxies for years, as they did not have the worries about dragging  blast-hoses across semi-cured coatings or applying an epoxy in the morning and letting it cure for a few hours and then continuing to blast (with grit flying everywhere) and with the first-stage epoxy ending up as an unplanned non-skid surface!

The contracting team could already walk on the ZINGA after only one hour, dragging their hoses etc and blasting adjacent to where the first-stage zinc layer stops with no adverse effects whatsoever.

Runcorn Energy Plant

In 2011, the construction of a new Waste-to-Energy facility was started. This project ‘Runcorn II’ should be finished in 2014/2015.
The facility is located in Manchester, UK where it will offer a solution for the large amount of municipal waste by using this waste to produce up to 80 MW of electricity and 54 MW of heat.

The company ‘Viridor EFW’ has awarded the contract to ‘Keppel Seghers’ (cooperation between ‘Keppel Seghers Belgium’ and ‘Keppel Seghers UK’) who will provide the technology.
The actual constructing was undertaken by the ‘Sisk Group’. In turn, they contracted ‘Fisher Engineering’ to galvanize and install heavy steel beams.

The large steel beams at the top of the building, which are too big to be hot dip galvanised, were treated with ZINGA.

At a cost of €185 million, this is the first major project in the UK where a combination of hot-dip galvanised and film-galvanised steelwork has been assembled into a single structure. It clearly illustrates that the electrical potentials of the two zincs are well-balanced, and one beam will never go anodic to another and hence no galvanic corrosion can occur.