Press release – CORROSION USA launched to serve North American offshore wind market

CORROSION has officially launched CORROSION USA to support the rapidly expanding wind sector in North America.

Led by Harry L. Holtz III, who has been appointed in the newly established role of Director of CORROSION USA, the move underlines CORROSION’s commitment to serve the wind sector in North America by providing highly sophisticated cathodic protection solutions for both traditional wind turbine monopiles and floating foundations.

“North America is a hugely important market for wind energy and is only set to continue growing,” said Bart Wessels, Chief Commercial Officer of CORROSION. “As a world leader in Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems, we are proud that by strengthening our North American presence, we will be able to help many more companies become eco-friendly thanks to our truly sustainable solutions.”

Commenting on the appointment of Harry L. Holtz III, Bart Wessels said: “We’re very pleased to have Harry onboard as Director of our US operations. He has a wealth of experience – from engineering and manufacturing to new-market expansion – and knows our sector inside out. What’s more, his appointment underlines our global ambition to serve customers in the most important markets in the world.

“I’m delighted to have joined CORROSION at such an exciting time for both the company and for the wind sector”, said Harry L. Holtz III. “At a time of such rapid growth, the international renewable energy market has never been more important. I look forward to working with CORROSION’s Offshore Wind USA team to engage with leading industry players and outline the many benefits of CORROSION’s unique ICCP solutions”. Press release CORROSION USA

CORROSION and Amphibious Energy join forces

CORROSION and Amphibious Energy today announced the launch of the new ICCP-POD, an environmentally friendly alternative to using diesel generators to supply energy during the construction phase of wind turbines, and sacrificial anodes to protect turbine foundations against corrosion.

The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies. The EnergyPod, developed by Amphibious Energy, is an easy-to-transport autonomous energy plant that uses sun, wind, batteries and intelligent electronics to provide sustainable energy during the 18-month construction of wind turbines, meaning that costly and environmentally unfriendly diesel generators are no longer required.

To protect against corrosion during this construction phrase, CORROSION developed compact ICCP (Impressed Current Cathodic Protection) units. By using an electronic current supplied by the EnergyPod, these represent an innovative eco-friendly alternative to sacrificial anodes, which discharge large quantities of metals and heavy metals into the water. When the wind turbines are installed and grid-connected, the energy supply for the ICCP system is switched from the EnergyPod to the wind turbine itself.

“CORROSION was the first company in the world to develop a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and environmentally friendly anti-corrosion solution for wind turbines foundations,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION. “We are delighted that through this partnership with Amphibious Energy, we are also able to offer the same sustainable protection solutions during the construction phase of wind turbines.”

“By partnering with CORROSION, we are able to bring two unique technologies together, which will drive down the costs for the offshore industry to protect their installations from corrosion in a 100% green way. This represents a big step forward in achieving net-zero operations for the offshore industry,” said Willem van der Merwe, Director at Amphibious Energy.

The ICCP-POD delivers substantial cost savings compared to a diesel generator. In addition, further savings can be realized in other ways. For instance, by installing uncoated foundations, foundations with a single base coat or utilizing less carbon steel (corrosion allowance), depending on customer needs and design boundaries.

In terms of environmental performance, CORROSION’s ICCP unit provides major benefits. Over a 25-year period, CORROSION’s systems discharge approximately 1.5 million times less aluminum into the sea that traditional sacrificial anodes. Furthermore, the EnergyPod is also completely recyclable and can be re-used several times over a period of 5 to 10 years, so that the costs will decrease even further.

For more information about the EnergyPod visit: www.offshore.amphibiousenergy.com/energy-pod/ 
For more information about ICCP Offshore Wind visit: www.corrosion.nl/wind/iccp-offshore-wind/