Renewable energy company Amphibious Energy (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and industrial company CORROSION (Moerkapelle, The Netherlands) announced the launch of the new ICCP-POD, an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel generators in supplying energy during the construction phase of wind turbines, as well as to sacrificial anodes in protecting turbine foundations against corrosion.
The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies: the EnergyPod developed by Amphibious Energy and compact impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) units developed by CORROSION. The EnergyPod is an autonomous energy plant that uses sun, wind, batteries, and intelligent electronics to provide sustainable energy during the 18-month construction of wind turbines. The ICCP units supply an electronic current to the EnergyPod that are an eco-friendly alternative to sacrificial anodes.
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,” says 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,” says Willem van der Merwe, director at Amphibious Energy. “This represents a big step forward in achieving net-zero operations for the offshore industry.”
Source: Amphibious Energy, https://offshore.amphibiousenergy.com.