Whitepaper ICCP vs GACP

The corrosion of metallic materials in marine environments—such as the infrastructure in offshore wind farms—has been a problem for as long as people have been utilizing metals in water. This is the reason why corrosion protection mechanisms exist. One of the long-standing ways of protecting submerged metallic infrastructure is to use cathodic protection. While cathodic protection methods have been around for a long time, modern-day solutions are able to implement more effective potential controls and monitoring approaches (such as the integration with SCADA systems) that are highly beneficial for offshore wind environments.

Learn more about the two protection methods in the whitepaper ‘ICCP vs GACP’. Now available for download here.

CORROSION calls for the sustainable protection of offshore wind farms

CORROSION today launched an awareness-raising campaign about the need for sustainable solutions that protect not only offshore wind turbine foundations from corrosion, but also the world’s seas and oceans.

“Few people realize that many offshore wind farms are far more eco-friendly above water than below it,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION. “The traditional method to protect these structures, dates back to the 19th century and discharges huge quantities of metals and heavy metals into the seawater.”

The awareness campaign will begin by highlighting the benefits of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems to companies in the offshore wind energy sector through a special landing page on CORROSION’s website.

Other activities will include engaging with politicians and marine environmental organizations, hosting special events for key industry players at CORROSION’s virtual laboratory site, and offering to assist companies in the wind sector through the use of the R&D facilities at the CORROSION laboratory. The media are also invited to contact CORROSION to arrange a special tour of the laboratory facilities.

“With global offshore wind capacity projected to increase fifteen-fold in the next two decades, we believe in 21st century solutions for 21st century equipment,” said Niels. “ICCP systems provide all the protection that wind farm foundations need, but without polluting marine environments. What’s more, they have a far smaller carbon footprint than traditional protection methods.”

For more information visit our campaign page or download the whitepaper ICCP vs GACP 

 

 

 

HOLLANDSE KUST ZUID

Project owner Vattenfall has given us home-field advantage with project ‘Hollandse Kust Zuid’. As many as 140 wind turbines must be protected against corrosion. A challenge that we take on with just as much passion as when we started 13 years ago. Full commissioning is expected in June 2023. Project assigned to us by Smulders.