LONDON – Exova has agreed to a strategic partnership with Endures in the Netherlands, previously known as the TNO Maritime Material Performance Centre. Exova is a global testing, calibration and advisory services provider.

Endures’ Den Helder center is primarily focused on the marine and offshore industry, and its team of scientists oversees research and testing in microbiological corrosion through DNA analysis; bio and anti-fouling; and mechanical, chemical and electrochemical corrosion. The center’s unique location provides direct access to natural seawater for offshore exposure and in-house simulation testing. As a C5M weathering location, testing is carried out in the harshest corrosion environment possible.

The strategic partnership expands the range of services available to Exova’s customers and forms part of a global network of specialist coatings testing and inspection laboratories.

Robin McGill, European Director for Oil & Gas at Exova, commented, “This strategic partnership extends the range of technically demanding services that we can provide to customers in the marine, energy, and oil and gas sectors. Endures has an enviable reputation, and our combined teams will create unrivalled expertise in marine, pipeline and protective coatings testing and inspection”.