Why protect
21st century equipment
with 19th century technology?

Why protect
21st century equipment with 19th century technology?

Few people realize that many wind farms are far more eco-friendly above water than below it. Like any metal structures in marine environments, wind turbine foundations are susceptible to corrosion. Unfortunately, traditional methods of protecting against this are by no means pollution free and sustainable.

GACP vs. ICCP

Thankfully this is not a problem without a solution. Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems provide superior protection to traditional systems, but without the negative effects on the environment.

We hope more and more companies in the wind sector will continue to embrace ICCP technologies. Together we can make wind turbines as clean and sustainable as the energy they produce.

Thankfully this is not a problem without a solution. Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems provide superior protection to to traditional systems, but without the negative effects on the environment.

We hope more and more companies in the wind sector will continue to embrace ICCP technologies. Together we can make wind turbines as clean and sustainable as the energy they produce.

The use of sacrificial anodes leads to the release of heavy metals and metals such as zinc and aluminum into the marine environment. The result? Over the 25-year lifetime of a wind farm, literally millions of kilograms of metal alloys can be discharged into the seawater. What’s more, the sourcing, transportation and maintenance of the metals used in sacrificial anodes, also comes with a significant carbon footprint.

GACP vs. ICCP

The use of sacrificial anodes leads to the release of heavy metals and metals such as zinc and aluminum into the marine environment. The result? Over the 25-year lifetime of a wind farm, literally millions of kilograms of metal alloys can be discharged into the seawater. What’s more, the sourcing, transportation and maintenance of the metals used in sacrificial anodes, also comes with a significant carbon footprint.

Niels Ros

Manager Offshore wind
Location: Netherlands

“CORROSION is an internationally recognized leader in creative, sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions in corrosion and cathodic protection. Founded in 1993, one of our specialisms is the development and manufacture of products and services for the wind energy sector. Since 2008 CORROSION protected over 2.400 wind turbines worldwide and is market leader using ICCP.”

Niels Ros
Manager
Offshore wind
Netherlands

“CORROSION is an internationally recognized leader in creative, sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions in corrosion and cathodic protection. Founded in 1993, one of our specialisms is the development and manufacture of products and services for the wind energy sector. Since 2008 CORROSION protected over 2.400 wind turbines worldwide and is market leader using ICCP.”

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