The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) is conducting a survey on current practices for corrosion protection of offshore reinforced concrete structures.
s part of OPIN, a Collaborative Innovation Group (CIG) is ongoing, dealing with Corrosion in reinforced concrete structures used for offshore renewables, and led by WEAMEC.
We are conducting a survey on current practices for corrosion protection of offshore reinforced concrete structures. The aggregated results of this study will be analysed and compiled in an OPIN report to be published in the course of 2022.
The report will aim at identifying future R&D paths to reduce corrosion costs for offshore renewables.
The information provided will be treated as strictly confidential and only used for the specific purposes of this research, OPIN said, encouraging the submission of feedback by Janaury 17, 2022.
OPIN is a 3-year initiative, running from 2019 to 2022, with the total project budget of €2.6 million, supported by €1.5 million in by Interreg North West Europe from the European Research and Development Fund (ERDF).
WEAMEC is one of the partners in this project which includes the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland as coordinator, DMEC (Netherlands), Scottish Enterprise (United Kingdom), Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (United Kingdom), Sirris (Belgium) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (Germany).