A fit and forget corrosion mitigation solution, suitable for both retrofit and new applications, that prevents freshwater exchange into the foundation. Lowered from the lower work platform over foundation cable penetrations, C-Ling® can be installed while the wind turbine generator remains operational.
C-Ling® is designed to address the root cause of internal corrosion issues without acidification of, and the deposit of dissolved metals into, the water column. Providing a solution for the full life of the asset with no requirement to replenish or replace the seals after installation.
Cathodic protection solutions release heavy metals into the water column. C-Ling® produces no gaseous (eg CO² or H²S) or metal pollutants when compared with other solutions. After initial stabilisation the water inside the foundation becomes benign.
A self-healing material, which can swell up to 1000% by volume, both marine growth and manufacturing tolerances do not prevent C-Ling® from establishing a watertight seal.
Fit and forget
C-Ling® is installed in a single offshore campaign and does not have any consumable elements that subsequently require additional campaigns to ensure continued protection.
Once stabilised, a C-Ling® solution requires no ventilation prior to entry of the monpile.