May 23, 2018
Penetron Line of Concrete Waterproofing Products Selected for Major Shipyard Project
The Penetron Group products have been chosen for the construction of a General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard project in San Diego Bay, CA.
San Diego has been instrumental to America’s naval defense for nearly 100 years, and the General Dynamics NASSCO massive shipyard facility sits next door to the San Diego naval base and just across San Diego Bay from the Navy SEAL training facility in Coronado.
Penetron-treated concrete will be used in the project’s four-foot thick slab, built to withstand the weight of extraordinarily heavy equipment used in ship construction and repair. PENEBAR, in particular, will be used between the slab and the 2.9 feet thick walls.
General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego has been the site of ship design, construction, and repair since 1960 and is the largest full-service shipyard on the west coast of the United States. Ships for the U.S. Navy, oil tankers, and dry cargo carriers for commercial markets can be found in its dry docks, berths, and assembly areas. The shipyard encompasses 80 acres of land and 46 acres of water and serves as a principal repair facility for the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
"We are an American company with global clients," said Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron Group, "but we take an extra measure of pride in having our Penetron line of products used right here in San Diego, where the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard is building and repairing U.S. naval vessels."
Penetron products are formulated to prevent corrosion of reinforcement steel due to water penetration and to reduce permeability from seawater incursion. These qualities were essential considerations for the General Dynamics NASSCO coastal location, as well as to Hanson Aggregates, the local concrete supplier on the project.