North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy
NeSSIE will establish strategic public-private cross-sectoral partnerships in the North Sea basin, to deliver new business and investment opportunities in one of the key challenges facing the development of blue technologies in Europe: corrosion (defined as the gradual destruction of materials by chemical reaction with their environment).
The reliability of offshore industry and marine renewable energy installations is a key engineering challenge in the offshore sectors. The application of corrosion solutions and new materials is crucial to ensuring European leadership in the offshore energy sector, and the medium to long term viability of installations. Metal corrosion impacts upon the structural integrity, maintenance costs and environmental impact of structures in the marine offshore
energy applications’ markets.
Building on an initial roadmapping exercise for current corrosion solutions and new materials in existing sectors (offshore oil and gas, subsea engineering and subsea construction and fabrication), NeSSIE will develop a roadmap and investment plans for the establishment of public-private partnerships to apply this knowledge in offshore renewables.
This will lead to the delivery of three bankable, investment-ready demonstration projects in the North Sea for corrosion solutions and new materials for use in the wave, tidal and offshore wind energy sectors.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No EASME/EMFF/2016/18.104.22.168/01/S12.752861.