Offshore Wind Turbine

Durable Coating Developed for Offshore Energy Farms

Researchers for the Advanced Coatings for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ACORN) project have developed an aluminum based coating for offshore renewable energy sources. It is more environmentally friendly than traditional coating systems and lasts 20+ years at sea avoiding the need for additional cathodic protection. Since these structures cannot be dry-docked for maintenance corrosion protection has posed a major challenge. Read more here.