UK, Canada team up on marine
Joint project to explore differences in corrosion on coatings
The UK’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Canada’s Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) have kicked off a joint project looking at the difference in corrosion and underwater behaviour of marine coatings either side of the Atlantic.
Working with coatings manufacturer Whitford, the two marine energy test facilities will look at how marine coatings perform at both test centres.
EMEC director Neil Kermode said: ““Corrosion and other associated issues are a big challenge for wave and tidal energy technologies given that devices could be deployed at sea for years at a time.
“Marine conditions experienced at FORCE’s test site in Nova Scotia are very different from what we are seeing across the pond at EMEC in Orkney. The inclusion of a technology testing programme with us will provide a different experience if (marine developers) decide to deploy in Canada, or vice versa.”
Image: Bay of Fundy (Province of Nova Scotia)