Integrity And Corrosion Of Offshore Wind Structures

Integrity and Corrosion Of Offshore Wind Structures

Day 1 - Tuesday 2 June 2015

08:30 Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks:
What have We Learnt About Applying Solutions To The Offshore Wind Environment?

Trevor Osborne, Past President, Institute Of Corrosion (ICorr)

09:20 EDF Energy Case Study:
Experiences Of Internal Corrosion Protection For Offshore Wind Monopile Foundations

• Issues that were faced within the internal monopiles
• Results of the CP survey, corrosion coupons and gas sensors from the site
• Chemical reactions caused by cathodic protection inside the monopile and its impact on the behaviour of the steel
• Future plans for long term corrosion monitoring experiments

Claire Canning, Offshore Wind Research Engineer, EDF Energy

Which Electrical Protection Solutions Are The top Performers?

10:00 Panel Discussion:
ICCP Systems: Weighing Up The Benefits And Concerns 

• How are existing ICCP systems performing on wind farms?
• What has been the experience of installing ICCP systems? What has gone well and what were difficulties have been encountered?
• How does ICCP affect coatings? Is this dependent on how far the devices are turned up? What are the guidelines on this issue?
• Is there a relationship between corrosion protection of offshore wind structures and the corrosion of vessels entering a site that uses ICCP?

Panellists include:
Frits Verbruggen, Chief Of Field Sales, Corrosion & Water-Control bv

10:50 - Networking Break And Morning Refreshments -

11:20 Cathodic Protection Of XL Monopiles In Deep Water: What Are The Best Solutions?

• Can we solve the problem by upping the specification of the paint system or moving to aluminium spray?
• What are the economics involved in installing cathodic protection on the seabed?
• Which other solutions are being considered to ensure the protection of XL monopiles?

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The Future Direction Of Coatings Use In The Offshore Wind Industry

12:00 The Viability Of Using Aluminium, Zinc And Copper Coatings For Offshore Wind

• What guarantees do we have that this will last for the lifetime of the structures?
• What if these coatings are damaged? Can they still protect offshore structures?
• Performance experiences from the Offshore industry
• Is it commercially viable? Or are these options only feasible for sites that have a particularly high corrosion risk?

Dr Shiladitya Paul, The Welding Institute (TWI)

12:40 - Networking Lunch -

13:40 Coatings: What Have We Learnt About Applying Them To Offshore Wind Farms?

• What have been the lessons learnt about the application of coatings to internal and external surfaces on monopiles and jackets?
• Are coatings really being damaged during installation or is this an empty concern?
• How long are different coatings lasting on offshore wind farms?

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Analysing The Best Options For Bringing Down LCE Over Life

14:20 In-Depth Update: Maximising Lifetime Asset Integrity Study Update

• What were the main lessons learnt from the study?
• Potential improvements to lower costs and avoid structural issues
• CAPEX versus OPEX: which is the best approach for achieving the predicted lifetime and lowering LCE?

Marc Costa Ros, Senior Manager, Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust

15:00 - Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments -

15:20 Interactive Q&A Discussion:
Which Solutions Will Ensure The Lifetime Of Offshore Structures And Bring Down LCE?

• Which systems will survive the 20 – 25 year lifetime of the wind farm?
• What kind of impact each solution will have on the design of structures and how will it affect CAPEX and project timescales?
• Calculating the LCE of each system, looking at both CAPEX and OPEX over life

16:20 Chair's Closing Remarks

16:35 Networking Drinks

Join your fellow delegates for a relaxing glass of wine or beer to end off the day in style.

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