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.