What Can TWI Offer?
TWI can assist with the current and future challenges of offshore wind exploitation using our expertise in materials, welding, coatings, modelling, sensors and composites. We have already been instrumental in exploring solutions to many of the challenges faced by the offshore wind industry, such as through the Hiperwind, MIMRee and CROWN project, is addressing corrosion issues through the use of thermally-sprayed aluminium coatings.
Our materials expertise includes resolving issues related to corrosion, fatigue and fracture.
As experts in all aspects of welding and joining, TWI can assist with developing high throughput/low cost manufacturing methods.
TWI can assist with issues including lightning strike protection, leading edge erosion protection, corrosion protection, antifouling and anti-icing.
TWI’s modelling expertise and structural integrity knowledge can be utilised to ensure your assets remain in service for as long as possible.
Sensors can be used for the remote monitoring of bolts, blades, mooring chains and other key components.
Our extensive knowledge of non-destructive testing methods continues to be used to monitor offshore wind turbines, providing vital information for future designs.
TWI continues to progress composites research across the business, meaning that we can help with matters related to blade joint design, materials selection and development and composite joining.
Please contact us for more details on how TWI can help with your offshore wind project.
i Offshore wind is first renewable technology to agree Sector Deal with Government, https://www.renewableuk.com/news/440922/Offshore-wind-is-first-renewable-technology-to-agree-Sector-Deal-with-Government.htm
ii OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY PROSPECTUS, OCTOBER 2018,
iii Offshore wind energy price plunges 30 per cent to a new record low, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/offshore-wind-power-energy-price-falls-record-low-renewables-a9113876.html