Thu, 25 November, 2021
TWI was joined by the other members of the MAREWIND Project consortium at a 12-month progress meeting on 23-24 November.
The successful meeting included summaries of work undertaken and planned actions for the coming months, including areas such as fabrication and testing, predictive modelling and SHM tools for preventive maintenance, technology validation and manufacturing, project management, finance, communication of results and stakeholder engagement.
The MAREWIND Project aims to deliver solutions for the development of durable materials and recyclable solutions for offshore wind to help meet European Union climate targets. This includes enhanced durability and corrosion protection systems as well as anti-fouling solutions, erosion protection, and predictive modelling and monitoring to extend asset lifecycles along with improvements to recyclability.
The various discussions during the progress meetings were led by representatives from TWI, the Lurederra Foundation for Technical and Social Development, CETMA, The Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI) from the University of Porto, IDENER, TECNAN, ÉireComposites, ACCIONA Construcción, RINA, PNO Innovation, and EWF. Other partners in the project consortium include The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, TSF, ENEROCEAN, EDF, and KOSHKIL Systems.
The project, which includes input from organisations from seven different nations, is expected to create new job opportunities as the consortium completes nine work packages covering the whole value chain of the offshore wind sector.
You can find out more about the MAREWIND Project on the project website, here.
The MAREWIND project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952960