The OCEANIC project has the purpose of developing systems for surfaces protection to provide the Ocean Energy sector solutions to improve its reliability and project’s life time. With this objective, a novel technique emerging from the shipping and transportation sector that can guarantee efficacy for more than 25 years with trace emission of organic biocide, will be exported for the Ocean Energy (OE) sector. This project will fuse together this new antifouling technology with the established thermal spray aluminum coating to give in a one fit all protection system for long-lasting corrosion and biofouling resistance in the marine environment. This will be called TSA-TSP or just OCEANIC coatings.
The main goal is thus to achieve anticorrosion and antifouling protection with a life-time larger than 10yrs but at the same time achieving this result by an economically and environmentally sustainable way.
The secondary goal will be the monitoring and mapping the different fouling pressures and fouling related corrosion in several test-sites along European test-bed facilities via a study in literature, test-bed database, and from data collected during project’s field tests.
WavEC – Offshore Renewables main tasks consist in performing the baseline characterization and monitoring biofouling communities settling in MRE devices throughout the European OE test sites.
WavEC Coordinator: Teresa Simas
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 1 064 000
WavEC Funding: € 116 374
Duration: 15 November 2015 – 14 November 2018 (36 months)
Partners: CorPower OceanAB, Azterlan-IK4, Gaiker-IK4, Repol, Skandivavisk Ytförädling AB, Recubrimientos Mikra and WavEC Offshore Renewables.