Integrity And Corrosion Of Offshore Wind Structures

Integrity and Corrosion Of Offshore Wind Structures

Day 2 - Wednesday 4 June 2014
08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

09:15 

Approaches For Monitoring And Mitigating Corrosion In The Mud Zone 

  • Mud zone corrosion risks e.g. macrogalvanic elements, MIC and HISC
  • Experiences from other marine structures and standards
  • Corrosion protection strategies and monitoring 

Troels Matheisen, Corrosion Specialist, FORCE Technology 

09:55 

Development Of An Effective Corrosion Protection Solution For Offshore Wind 

Mark A. Jones, Sales Manager- Offshore Wind Farms, Cathelco

10:35

Determining Parameters For The Selection Of Protective Coating Systems

• The importance of surface preparation in coating performance
• System selection factors
     -film thickness
     -number of coats
     -type of binder
     -chemical resistance

Prof. Paul Lambert, Technical Director, Materials And Corrosion Engineering, Mott Macdonald

11:05 

 Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

11:35

Corrosion Mitigation Of Offshore Steel Structures Using Thermally Sprayed Aluminium Coatings

• Limitation of conventional offshore coatings
• Introduction to thermal spray coating technology
• Performance of thermally sprayed aluminium in the splash and tidal zones
• Introduction to industrial standards
• Initiatives to transfer the technology to the offshore wind sector

Dave Harvey, Consultant, Surface Engineering, TWI

12:05

Studies Of Heavy Corrosion Protection Coatings

• Familiar and new products in the market
• Advantages and disadvantages of visualisation software used to compare various coating systems
• View of MIC, risks of IPPC and interaction with microorganisms

Oliver Kranz, Chemist, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES

12:35

Asset Protection Solutions For Offshore Wind Structures 

  • Advanced non-destructive testing solutions for the offshore wind indusrty 
  • Structural health monitoring with Acoustic Emission
  • New approcahes in condition-based maintenance 

Thomas Korzeniewski, Head Of Business Unit Wind Energy, Mistras 

13:05 

Networking Lunch 

THE EFFECT OF CORROSION ON FATIGUE LIFE

14:05  

Fatigue And Corrosion At A Nearshore Windfarm In Fresh Water

  • Assessment of corrosion protection options 
  • Evaluation of available curves from design standards
  • Influence of different corrosion protection options on structure
  • Testing set-up for S-N curve determination 
  • S-N curve determination from test results 

Elwyn Klaver, Design Manager Offshore Wind, Ballast Nedam Engineering 

14:35

Corrosion Protection Offshore WTG: Continuous Quality Improvement 

  • 2015 targets for quality improvement offshore
  • History of corrosion protection
  • Technological advancements in corrosion repair techniques for both onshore and offshore 

Tim Kretschmer, Global Quality Office, E.on Climate And Renewables 

15:10

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

15:40

R&D Around Offshore Wind Asset Integrity

• Introduction to the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA)
• Potential R&D areas around offshore wind assets
• First results from the OWA work

Marc Costa Ros, Manager-Offshore Wind Innovations, The Carbon Trust

16:10

Panel Discussion
Can You Eliminate The Need To Monitor Corrosion In Offshore Wind Structures? Should You?

• How can the risk of corrosion be mitigated in the design phase?
• Assessing the reliability of corrosion monitoring solutions

Panallists Include:
Teit Schoenberg, Foundations Package Manager, RWE
Troels Mathiesen, Corrosion Specialist, FORCE Technology

16:40

Chair’s Closing Remarks

16:55

Close of Forum