Energy and Utilities
Wind energy is expected to provide the largest contribution to the EU renewable energy targets for 2020 and beyond, with the EU currently possessing the largest floating wind energy capacity in the world (70%). However, wind energy structures, in particular offshore wind structures are subjected to severe corrosion and fatigue damage resulting in catastrophic failure of the entire foundation. All of the structural components are exposed to harsh and complex stresses including: corrosion, physical loads, biological attack and mechanical damage in an environment characterized by violent winds, large waves, temperature changes, infrared radiation alongside and ice and snow.
Coating applications here at Sherardize UK offer numerous advantages such as:
Our services for windmill applications include: