CORROSION, the anti-corrosion and anti-fouling solution provider, in cooperation with Bluestream, will officially launch the ICCP-SAM for remote installation of ICCP anodes on monopile foundations at the Global Offshore Wind event in London this week.
The ICCP-SAM (Subsea Assembly Method) is designed for monopiles of all sizes worldwide, anywhere on the foundation and in the roughest ocean conditions. It is extremely compact and can be transported and deployed with minimal resources from the topside of the offshore foundation, the company states.
The ICCP-SAM is operated remotely and maneuvers the anode underwater into the designated foundation entry hole. The anode is then secured to the foundation using the same tool. One of the biggest benefits is that an anode can be replaced in the same way throughout the lifetime of the foundation. Even more important, it eliminates the need for diving operations.
In addition to its infinite applicability to protect monopile foundations of all sizes worldwide, this method of installation leads to major savings in time and money. Unlike traditional methods which require larger installation vessels and a significant amount of secondary steel or a vulnerable CPS construction, this new installation method comes only with a few design requirements and does not require large supply vessels. Another major advantage is that every type of monopile can now be protected in an environmentally friendly way during its entire lifespan. From the moment of installation to decommissioning.
Close cooperation with Bluestream
CORROSION worked closely with offshore contractor Bluestream on this project to achieve a cost reduction during the installation and O&M phase. “CORROSION and BLUESTREAM are delighted to partner up together,” said Niels Ros, Manager Offshore Wind at CORROSION. “We worked together intensively to achieve this great result. Not only are we very satisfied with the ICCP-SAM, but also with the collaboration we have built together and the relation in general.”
“This first collaboration with CORROSION has been very satisfactory” says Rolf de Vries, director at Bluestream. “By partnering with CORROSION, we are not only able to bring together the best of product and service for our clients but we’re also able to provide a cost saving method for installation and maintenance of ICCP systems.”
The new ICCP SAM will officially be introduced to the market at the Global Offshore Wind exhibition in London (stand K52) this week.