Power and renewables

DNV-RP-0416 Corrosion protection for wind turbines

Recommended practice

Edition 2016-03 - Amended 2021-10

This recommended practice (RP) provides principles, technical recommendations and guidance for design and construction and in-service inspection of corrosion protection systems for wind turbines. 

The emphasis is put on the protection of support structures of offshore wind farms. The RP can also be used for design of corrosion protection for other structures in an offshore wind farm, such as offshore substations or meteorological masts. 

The RP does not cover design of wind turbine components such as nacelle, rotor, generator and gearbox. 

For structural design of support structures DNVGL-ST-0126 applies. 

Recommendations regarding the corrosion protection of the machinery parts are given in DNV-ST-0361 Machinery for wind turbines

The RP has been written for worldwide application. National and governmental regulations may include requirements in excess of the provisions given by this recommended practice depending on the size, type, location and intended service of the wind turbine support structure.

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