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.”