ACORN

Advanced Coatings for Offshore Renewable ENergy

 Coordinatore TWI LIMITED 

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Heather
Cognome: Claxton
Email: send email
Telefono: 441224000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙342˙124 €
 EC contributo 1˙036˙000 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2013
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-11-01   -   2016-02-29

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TWI LIMITED

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Heather
Cognome: Claxton
Email: send email
Telefono: 441224000000

UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 74˙676.00
2 DESARROLLO Y GESTION INDUSTRIAL Y DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE SA ES participant 289˙576.90
3    ALPHATEK HYPERFORMANCE COATINGS LTD

 Organization address address: BOLTON ROAD NORTH UNIT A5
city: RAMSBOTTOM BURY
postcode: BL0 0NE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Steven
Cognome: Greenwood
Email: send email
Telefono: +441706 821 021
Fax: +441706 821 021

UK (RAMSBOTTOM BURY) participant 286˙808.40
4    WAVE DRAGON APS

 Organization address address: Blegdamsvej 4
city: COPENHAGEN N
postcode: 2200

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Lise
Cognome: Hermansen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 35360219
Fax: +45 35374537

DK (COPENHAGEN N) participant 152˙426.15
5    TOCARDO INTERNATIONAL BV

 Organization address address: SLUISKOLKKADE 2
city: DEN OEVER
postcode: 1779 GP

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Radboud
Cognome: Van Kleef
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 227 726200

NL (DEN OEVER) participant 149˙531.75
6    FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE COMPONENTES

 Organization address address: CALLE ISABEL TORRES PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE CANTABRIA PTCCAN 1
city: SANTANDER
postcode: 39011

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Beatriz
Cognome: Sancristóbal Marcano
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 942766976
Fax: +34 942100837

ES (SANTANDER) participant 43˙680.00
7    GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: VASAPARKEN
city: GOETEBORG
postcode: 405 30

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Maria
Cognome: Enge
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 703 260320

SE (GOETEBORG) participant 39˙300.80

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lasting    life    structures    tsa    protection    offshore    cavitation    marine    acorn    wind    turbine    proven    problem    solution    coating    patentable    dry    ocean    generators    energy    tidal    static    biofouling    matrix    coatings    corrosion    protective   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'In spite of the considerable development in the field of marine protective coatings, there is still significant room for improvement. Very long lasting (20 yrs) coating systems that offer reliable protection against corrosion/biofouling or corrosion/cavitation, and which also avoid the need for supplementary cathodic protection are not available. The need for such coatings is acute in the case of static offshore structures, where dry docking is not an option. The growth part of this market relates to new build structures ranging from offshore wind turbine foundations to ocean energy devices.

The SMEs proposing the ACORN project are interested in an alternative, highly differentiated and patentable technical solution to the above problem. The project will develop a new, patentable and long-lasting solution to the problem of marine biofouling, offering specific advantages for static offshore structures such as wind turbine towers and ocean energy generators. The new technology could also be extended to shipping in the longer term.

ACORN will take advantage of the proven long-term corrosion resistance of thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) to provide a matrix coating with a proven life of 20 years in the sea. Into this porous TSA matrix, the ACORN research team proposes to introduce islands of environmentally friendly antifouling substances which can then be gradually exposed at the active surface of the coating as the TSA corrodes away at 10µm per year.

This will result in an entirely new, non-paint, approach to the long term protection of offshore structures. In addition to this, the project will also develop and prove a corrosion and cavitation-resistant coating with a 10 year design life, suitable for tidal energy generators.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

When it comes to structures that cannot be dry-docked like ships can, there is a pressing need to extend the durability of reliable protective coating systems. Offshore wind turbines and ocean (wave and tidal) energy devices will benefit from improved eco-friendly formulations.

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