The fight against corrosion is a major cost driver, especially in harsh environments such as the North Sea. The NeSSIE project has been and is still contributing in this fight through the development of three demonstration projects for anti-corrosion solutions, focussed on offshore renewable energy (ORE) devices.

What are the keys to initialising the highest quality recycling and processing of large composite structures? In the closing event of the CompositeLoop project on 5 June, you will get a picture of the current state of affairs, the routes with the greatest potential and the flanking measures to support those.

An innovative circular model is not a standard R&D project: it requires a structured process approach that goes far beyond the product and requires quick tests and continuous adjustments from entrepreneurs. These are the main findings of the pilot project Expedition Circular, a collaboration between VITO, Agoria, Sirris and Start it @KBC.

A new pan-European project, the Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector was launched in Ireland last month. Businesses are invited to become members of the new ocean network.

Corrosion and fouling are two major problems affecting all commercial activities in a maritime environment. Assets degrade and need continuous monitoring and maintenance to avoid large scale problems. On 1 April, The Antwerp Maritime Academy organises it’s 2nd International Symposium on Corrosion and Fouling to address these issues and talk about the most recent developments in the field of protection against corrosion and fouling.

For 8 years the World Intellectual Property Organisation has been offering a tool for facilitating patent information searches related to environmentally friendly technologies.

A Danish company develops robots to maintain and repair the blades of offshore wind turbines. In this way, a lot of time and money can be saved. Other robots can also be used for offshore applications.

The conference ‘Taming NeSSIE’, which will be held in Glasgow on 24 January 2019, will focus on the challenge of corrosion in offshore renewable energy. Participants from the entire anti-corrosion value chain are invited.

On 13 November, Sirris together with its European partners in the NeSSIE project, organised a successful webinar in which a number of corrosion challenges related to offshore renewable energy devices were discussed.

Fischbach produces packaging for the silicon and adhesive industry. This international company with a branch in Temse makes injection moulded tubes that are subsequently printed on. The company explored the possibilities of sustainable packaging alternatives.