Acotec, launches Humidur® WF22, a special one-layer protection coating for wind farm industry

Acotec, launches Humidur® WF22, a special one-layer protection coating for wind farm industry

With exceptional exposure to humid, salty environments and intensive UV-radiation, offshore wind turbines face particularly aggressive conditions on a daily basis. Wind turbines are also subject to stress around the tidal or splash zone, both from mechanical impacts – service boat collisions and waves – and seawater corrosion. As a result, proper protection of wind turbine foundations and transition pieces is imperative, particularly as repairs can be costly.

Acotec , the Belgian anti-corrosion coating company, has developed Humidur® WF22 coatings specifically for the needs and challenges of the wind turbine industry. Based on Acotec’s proven and sustainable all-weather offshore coating technology, Humidur® WF22 delivers durable protection against aggressive humidity and seawater exposure. It shields the steel from UV radiation and light reflections from the weather and sea. Humidur® WF22 also protects the transition piece (TP) that is subject to splashes on the high tidal zone, where the structure endures mechanical impacts and waves.

Gary Hill, Acotec Global Business Development Director sees Humidur® WF22 as a natural line extension to Humidur®. “Acotec already has extensive experience protecting offshore oil & gas platforms. Wind turbines are exposed to similar conditions over a long period of time, and yet do not always benefit from human ‘on the spot’ control, so a durable protection solution is necessary. Humidur® WF22 is that solution. Humidur® WF22 is a sustainable and environmentally friendly anti-corrosion coating. Our products aim to deliver sustainable asset protection.”

The benefits of Humidur® WF22: Heavy-duty performance; extremely cost effective; user friendly; no impact to the environment.

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