IDENER, experts in computational science developing and implementing predictive corrosion models in the MAREWIND project

29 June 2023

Why did you join the MAREWIND project and what’s your role?

Our commitment to reach a cleaner and more sustainable future has brought us to participate in the MAREWIND project and support the development of innovative solutions that will enhance the durability and maintenance of renewable energy technologies.

Thanks to our overall expertise we are focusing our efforts on the challenges encountered by the materials exposed to the harsh conditions in offshore wind installations: durability and sustainability. Furthermore, as experts in computational science we are also contributing to the improvement of the design and development of materials.

What are your ambitions in contributing to the European Renewable energy targets?

At Idener, we believe that digital tools have an important role to play in the transition to a more sustainable future, particularly in achieving the European renewable energy targets. Our ambition is to leverage our expertise in applied computational science and research to develop innovative solutions that optimise the performance and cost-effectiveness of renewable energy systems. By integrating advanced modelling, simulation, and optimisation techniques, we aim to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and overall contribution of renewable energy sources, such as offshore wind, to the European energy landscape.

As experts in computational science, how do you apply your knowledge in the MAREWIND project’s development? Are you also applying it in other sectors?

Within the MAREWIND project, Idener is applying  its knowledge in the development and implementation of predictive corrosion models specifically tailored for coated offshore infrastructures, always taking into account changing climatic conditions. While our focus in the MAREWIND project is on renewable energy, we also apply our computational science knowledge to other sectors such as industrial technologies, ICTs, biotechnology, and resource efficiency.

What factors do you consider when setting the predictive corrosion model?

When setting the predictive corrosion model for offshore infrastructures, we take into consideration factors such as the climatic conditions that the offshore facilities will be exposed to. This includes factors such as temperature, humidity, salt deposition, and other environmental variables. Furthermore, we consider the expected service life of the offshore infrastructure.

How do you see the future of the MAREWIND project?

We envision a promising future for the MAREWIND project. We believe that the project’s focus on developing advanced durable materials, recyclable solutions, and predictive corrosion models will greatly benefit the offshore wind energy sector.

By extending the service life of wind facilities and improving their performance, the project will contribute to the growth and expansion of the sector. We are confident that the project will have a lasting impact, supporting Europe’s renewable energy targets and reinforcing its position as a leader in the clean energy transition.

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