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Cathelco® Marine growth prevention systems for naval vessels

Cathelco® marine growth prevention systems are installed on the ships of more than 40 navies around the world.

With their durable construction, Cathelco® control panels are ideally suited to rigorous demands of the naval sector. This is combined with a range of anodes to serve the needs of both surface craft and submarines.


Systems on frigates usually involve a combination of seachest and strainer mounted anodes. As with most military vessels, the pipework is predominantly cupro-nickel and therefore pairs of copper and ferrous anodes are used to provide effective anti-fouling and corrosion suppression.

Made contracts for frigates and warships include equipment for the BAM project in Spain, PVO and BVL projects in Venezuela and the FREMM project involving the Italian and French Navy.

Aircraft carriers

These installations involve the treatment of large volumes of seawater using multi-anode installations serving numerous inlets covering the requirements of engine cooling water systems, refrigeration, air conditioning and fire fighting systems.

We have supplied equipment for the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers.


The Cathelco® system was originally designed for use on submarines and the company regularly supplies anti-fouling equipment to some of the world’s leading builders of submarines including Kockums, HDW, TNSW and the Australian Submarine Corporation.

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