Materials and Corrosion in Marine and Offshore Wind Energy Industry
French Corrosion Institute
Date of the event: Tuesday 9 October 2012
Last call for presentation - deadline for submission: 31 July 2012 (Dowload the document)
Deadline: 15 September 2012
Marine and offshore wind energies are rapidly developing in Europe. Consequently, large efforts and investments are performed in this field (a recent study showed that the 10 years investment demand was estimated at about 130 billon € in Northern Europe).
Seawater and offshore environments are known to be very corrosive media for most materials. In addition systems may be exposed to high mechanical stresses. To comply with these demanding operating conditions, the material selection for marine energy systems (e. g. offshore wind energy or marine energy) must be perform with very special care. Corrosion and anti-corrosion systems must be considered from the beginning of any marine energy project, together with a well-defined corrosion management policy.
In this workshop, engineering, producers and end users are invited to expose and discuss corrosion and material issues related to marine and offshore wind energy systems. Presentations about material selection, corrosion, anti-corrosion systems and corrosion monitoring systems will be given by European technical experts. Forum discussions will be held at the end of the presentations.